OBAMA: ‘There’s a pattern’ of Republicans running the economy ‘into the ground’ and Democrats having to ‘come back and clean things up’

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Former President Barack Obama pushed back on Republicans attempts to take credit for recent economic strength during a speech Monday. “So when you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it,” Obama said. Obama also made the argument that Democrats in general are forced to “clean up” after Republicans hurt the economy. “I do think it’s interesting, I just hope people notice that every time there’s a pattern where they run things into the ground and we have to come back and clean things up,” he said. While a majority of recessions since 1950 began while a Republican was president, it’s hard to pin an economic downturn just on a president’s — or one party’s — policies at the time.

Former President Barack Obama once again disputed Republicans’ attempts to take credit for the US economy’s recent strength.

Obama, speaking at a midterm-election rally in Nevada, said Monday that President Donald Trump and the GOP should recognize just how long the current economy recovery has been going on and when the recovery began.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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