- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said President Trump should thank his predecessor for the booming economy during Tuesday night’s State of The Union address.

“The president will be eager to defend the accomplishments of his nascent administration and take credit for a healthy American economy, pointing to low employment, job growth, and a soaring stock market,” Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, said Tuesday on the Senate floor.

“But the truth is these trends were present before Donald Trump took office,” he said. “President Trump was handed an already healthy economy by his predecessor. Like many things in his life, he inherited the healthy economy. Here are two words we won’t hear President Trump say tonight about the economy: Thanks, Obama.

“President Trump, President Obama created more jobs in the last year of his term than you created in the first year of yours,” he added. “So if you’re going to pat yourself on the back, give a shout out to Barack Obama.”

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