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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Trump, not Obama, created boom

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.

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