- - Tuesday, February 18, 2020

I find it laughable that former President Barack Obama is trying to take credit for the booming Trump economy (“Trump rips Obama’s ‘con job’ after ‘trying to take credit’ for strong economy,” Web, Feb. 18). In 2011, because the economy was so stagnant and doing so poorly, Mr. Trump was inspired to write a book titled, “Time To Get Tough: Making America #1 Again.” In it he excoriated Mr. Obama’s policies and offered up his own alternatives, which ultimately were adopted as the central tenets of his 2016 presidential “MAGA” campaign platform.

Moreover, on the day of his announcement, Mr. Trump boldly proclaimed that he would become “the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” Mr. Obama’s response was to mock him saying that he’d need a “magic wand” to achieve the current-day record of historically low, across-the-board unemployment records.

As I see it, anyone — including Mr. Obama — who disputes that Mr. Trump is solely responsible for the greatest economic turnaround in world history needs to have Mr. Trump’s aforementioned book thrown in their face.


Medford, N.Y.

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