5 reasons Obama can't take credit for economy

White House adviser admits Trump got his facts wrong in economy tweet

Don Lemon Has Just 1 Question For Trump After His Latest Wild Claim

Will it last?" After I picked my jaw off of the floor, I continued to read this:"Blue-collar jobs are growing at their fastest rate in more than 30 years, helping fuel a hiring boom in many small towns and rural areas that are strong supporters of President Trump ahead of November's midterm elections.

Yet, something is not quite adding up. Wilson, who worked in the State Department under Dick Cheney and was a campaign strategist for Rudy Giuliani, spoke about his new book, ["Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever,"]( //www.amazon.com/dp/dp/1982103124/?tag=saloncom08-20) on "Salon Talks".

INSKEEP: That's NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley.

The president claimed the GDP rate was the highest in 100 years.

Hillary couldn't win on Obama's record: Lastly, if Obama's economy was so great, why couldn't Hillary Clinton ride the wave into the presidency like George H.W. Bush was able to do with Ronald Reagan?

Mike Levin, who is running for the seat left open by retiring GOP Rep. Darrell Issa in California, tweeted that Obama "left Trump an economy on third base. So we can go out and estimate recent trends, that is trends that ran in the economy up to the last election, and then compare the recent data to those trends". "And at some point, somebody probably conveyed it to him, adding a zero to that, and they shouldn't have done that", Hassett said.

Last week, The Washington Post counted 4,713 false or misleading claims by the president since he took office ― an average of eight per day. But it plays directly into one of his biggest vulnerabilities, the questions of character that are exacerbated by the constant White House meltdowns.

"The only reason that we have an outsider, businessman president is because of you, your lies, your policies and your divisiveness", Pirro said.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also took issue with Obama's attempt to blame America's divisions on Trump, calling it "richly ironic" for him to refer to Trump as a "symptom" of the divide. The survey shows that 69% of voters describe the nation's economy as good. "That's Trump, it's not Obama", said Varney.

Trump did himself a favor by not responding to Obama's speech in kind. The economy has improved significantly since he began impending his agenda, but some critics claim the upturn was already in the making.

He will have been encouraged by a Washington Post story Monday reporting that blue collar employment, typically prevalent in Trump country, is expanding more quickly than service sector jobs.

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