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The truth about Obama’s economic legacy and Trump’s inheritance
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The truth about Obama’s economic legacy and Trump’s inheritance

Despite the Trump administration's messaging, President Barack Obama left his successor a strong foundation for economic prosperity.

President Donald Trump has been trashing the economy and his predecessor’s legacy lately.

For example, in his free-wheeling Feb. 16 press conference, Trump said he “inherited a mess” from President Barack Obama. His newly minted Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin followed suit a week later by telling the Wall Street Journal that Obama’s policies are to blame for the slower-than-normal growth the U.S. has experienced since the financial crisis in 2008.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Conversation. Click here to view the full article.

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Christian E. Weller

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