Schumer Advises Trump to Thank Obama for Booming Economy in SOTU Speech

More like, "Bye, Obama!"

You can bet that President Trump is going to tout the booming economy under his administration in his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. But if Chuck Schumer was writing the speech, he’d make Trump bow down and thank the real person behind the bulging markets: Barack Obama.

Here’s what the minority leader said from the Senate floor ahead of the SOTU address:

“The president will be eager to defend the accomplishments of his nascent administration and take credit for a healthy American economy, pointing to low employment, job growth, and a soaring stock market. But the truth is these trends were present before Donald Trump took office. President Trump was handed an already healthy economy by his predecessor. Like many things in his life, he inherited the healthy economy. Here are two words we won’t hear President Trump say tonight about the economy: Thanks, Obama.”

Who knew Schumer was a comedy writer? (He's about as funny as his second cousin once removed, Amy Schumer.)

He continued, addressing the president directly: “President Trump, President Obama created more jobs in the last year of his term than you created in the first year of yours. So if you’re going to pat yourself on the back, give a shout out to Barack Obama.”

We have a suggestion that Trump might say in his speech tonight: “Quiet, Schumer.”

H/T Washington Times


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