No, Trump Did Not Inherit a Great Economy From Obama

It’s 2020. And somehow a myth is still circulating that President Donald Trump owes his record-setting economy to his predecessor former-President Barack Obama.

The past President’s Day, Obama even hinted at this, writing on Twitter: “Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.”

However, in the video below you can see data compiled by the White House Council of Economic Advisers that shows that the Trump economy represents a sharp departure from the economy created by Obama: