It must be miserable to hate someone so much that he or she consumes much of the room in your head, from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep at night. When you don’t have much room in that head because of the lunacy and bullshit that already occupies it, this is likely even more striking. Such is the inside of the otherwise empty head of “president” Donald Trump, who cannot focus on much outside of trying to discredit and dismantle the work of President Barack Obama.
The U.S. economy continues to do well, as it has for the past decade. Trump, however, is constantly looking for ways to downplay President Obama’s impact on our economy. For example, the Hill reported that the White House recently released a report claiming credit for the “continued strength of the economy.” In fact, Trump and his economists seem obsessed with quashing claims that Trump has done nothing to improve an already growing economy. We don’t necessarily need the Hill to tell us the obvious. Trump spends most of his time attacking people and holding hate rallies and parties at our expense. Heaven forbid he do the job he stole. Besides, any normal person would be happy that the economy is doing well, regardless of who should take credit for it. But we’re dealing with Donald Trump, who is anything but normal.
Because Trump and his team know they can’t take credit for the economy, they are instead claiming credit for it not crashing—yet. No, that honor belongs to the Federal Reserve Board, which keeps unnecessarily lowering the interest rate, but at some point, that too will end and will carry some of the blame for the inevitable crash. While the Congressional Budget Office was off on its predictions regarding GDP and unemployment, Trump still isn’t setting the world on fire as he would have everyone believe. Instead of digging in and working to ensure that growth continues, Trump prefers to spend his time on Twitter trying to put President Obama down.
Trump tweeted: “He had the WEAKEST recovery since the Great Depression, despite Zero Fed Rate & MASSIVE quantitative easing. NOW, best jobs numbers…ever.” Trump clearly doesn’t understand how any of this works. For example, during President Obama’s final three years, an average of 224,000 jobs were added to the economy. Conversely, Trump’s first three years generated 182,000. Even an idiot can do the math. Maybe not, since Trump apparently doesn’t get it. Further, economists also believe that we have yet to experience the negative impact of Trump’s tax cuts for the rich and corporate welfare. Indeed, had Amazon, for example, paid the taxes due on its billions in profits, the deficit would have received the benefit. Instead, it continues to grow.
No matter how much Trump and his team claim that their work has propelled the economy forward, experts show that it remains on the same path as it was already headed. Trump is merely doing what he does best: Exaggerating or outright lying to make himself look good.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years