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Scarborough credits Obama for strong economy: ‘This is not an economy Donald Trump gave us’

The Hill [1]
August 6, 2018

Former President Barack Obama deserves┬ámore credit for the strong U.S. economy than President Trump, according to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

“Yeah, it’s a strong economy,” Scarborough told “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski. “But Mika, this is not an economy that Donald Trump gave us. This is an economy that’s part of the seven year ongoing recovery.”

Scarborough also said that this “isn’t the greatest economy ever” and that it “isn’t close to the greatest economy ever.”

“Barack Obama had more people getting jobs his last 16 or 18 months than they had jobs during Donald Trump’s first 16 or 18 months,” he said.

Job growth has been strong under Trump, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in July, according to government numbers released on Friday.

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