Smear tactic used by news networks to discredit president
Since President Donald Trump took office, he has delivered many promises, such as a now-booming economy, which is backed up by federal agencies, analysts and data from the private sector.
But for the liberal media, this isn’t good news.
It seems the establishment’s new tactic of smearing the president is ‘rewriting history’ by crediting President Barack Obama for Trump’s accomplishments, according to one major business publication
As per Investor’s Business Daily editorial:
“The stronger the economy gets under Trump, the more desperate his critics are to hand credit over to Obama. Even if that entails changing the past.”
“A recent New York Times story says it all: ‘An economic upturn begun under Obama is now Trump’s to tout’.”
“We seem to recall that the economy was stagnating in 2016 after the weakest recovery from a recession since the Great Depression,” the IBD editorial noted.
“In fact, The New York Times itself described Obama’s economy this way in August 2016: ‘For three quarters in a row, the growth rate of the economy has hovered around a mere 1 percent“
“In the last quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, the economy expanded at feeble annual rates of 0.9 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively.”
The editorial cited coverage at CBS News to back up its claims.
“Now that the economy is outperforming everyone’s expectations, Trump’s critics want to pretend that the current boom was already baked in the cake,” the editorial said.
“Now, after Trump’s deregulation and tax cuts are starting to take effect, we’re seeing still more signs of stronger growth. Polls show that the public gives Trump credit for what’s going on today. They, not the mainstream press, have it right.”
In 2018, even Obama himself attempted to claim credit for President Trump’s booming economy.
The reality, however, is that the only thing Obama deserves credit for is making it simple for Trump to undo Obama’s anti-growth policies.
The United States is currently in the midst of an economic boom.
This success was kickstarted after Trump reversed almost all of Obama’s failed policies, yet we’re somehow expected to believe that it’s Obama who deserves all the credit.
“We worked hard to turn this economy around when I was president,” Obama told a crowd of thousands in a school auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio, last year.
“And the actions that we took during the economic crisis returned the economy to healthy growth, initiated the longest streak of job creation on record, which continues to today … “
“So just remember that: When you hear these folks bragging about this economic miracle, just remember when it started!” Obama yelled, prompting cheers.