- The Washington Times - Monday, May 13, 2019

President Trump slammed Sen. Bernard Sanders Monday for suggesting the strong economy is not because of Mr. Trump, claiming the economy ‘would have crashed’ if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 presidential election.

“Bernie Sanders, ‘The Economy is doing well, and I’m sure I don’t have to give Trump any credit - I’m sure he’ll take all the credit that he wants,’ ” Mr. Trump tweeted, quoting Mr. Sanders, Vermont independent.

“Wrong Bernie, the Economy is doing GREAT, and would have CRASHED if my opponent (and yours), Crooked Hillary Clinton, had ever won,” Mr. Trump said.

The quote comes from a quote published by Sinclair Broadcasting Group, where Mr. Sanders said Mr. Trump’s tax breaks are not what is helping the country.

“I’m sure he’ll take all the credit that he wants. We should also note that what we are looking at is a 10-year rebound from the Wall Street crash of 2008. I do not believe that Trump’s massive tax breaks for billionaires is the cause of the good economy,” Mr. Sanders said.

The president’s tweet comes as China announced tariffs on U.S. goods would be raised to 25 percent in retaliation for the United States raising its tariffs. The move led the Dow Jones to fall 500 points after opening Monday. 

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