CNN makes another attempt at claiming Trump inherited a successful, booming economy from Obama

CNN loves its apples and oranges when it comes to 'fact-checking' this president

By Jon Dougherty

(TNS) Nearly every time President Donald Trump touts his economic achievements on national television, one or more of the Democrat-aligned news networks tries to ‘fact-check’ him with a story about how good the economy was when he “inherited it from President Obama.”



During his State of the Union Address Tuesday evening, the president again used the opportunity to tell the American people what the vast majority of them know: Under his administration, the U.S. economy is seriously booming.

The president also championed job growth in his three years in office — in between having to deal with leaks, false allegations, a coup attempt, and members of his own party setting him up to fall, all things that Obama never dealt with.

Trump has also touted his job growth on the campaign trail. “We’re producing jobs like you have never seen before in this country,” he said recently in Michigan.

The president’s touting of his economy — and it is his because if it were tanking, the liberal press would certainly attribute that to him — has been a constant thorn at CNN. On Thursday, the outlet published a story claiming that the final 35 months of Obama’s administration saw more job growth than President Trump’s first 35 months:

President Donald Trump says he is particularly pleased with the jobs created during his three years in office. …

But you don’t have to go back far to find three years of better job growth. Just to back to the previous three years under Barack Obama.

During Trump’s first 35 months in office, the US economy has gained 6.69 million jobs. But during a comparable 35-month period at the end of Obama’s tenure, employers added 7.96 million jobs, or 19%, more than what has been added since Trump took office.

The average monthly gain so far under Trump is 191,000 jobs. During the last 35 months under Obama, employers were adding an average of 227,000 jobs a month.

On Friday, the Labor Department will report January job growth, concluding the first three years of the Trump administration. Economists surveyed by Reuters forecast that employers added 160,000 in January, which would be a bit better than the 145,000 jobs added in December.

CNN did admit that job growth during Trump’s initial 35 months has been much better than Obama’s first 35 months, which came in the throes of the “Great Recession.” But this all sounds a bit like some of those obscure football stats you hear during the regular season.

Sure, Tom Brady won more Super Bowls than Kurt Warner, but Kurt threw more first-down passes of 10 yards or more during the third quarter in a single regular season.

Recall that Obama used to preach that America’s best days were behind us and that Democrats were better positioned to manage that decline.

He has used [his] prestige to tell us, in effect, that the president of the United States cannot do all that much good in the world. His message is that American power has lessened, that America is not a special place,” Charles Moore wrote in the UK Telegraph in June 2012. “In logic, if you accept this message, you must place less hope in the man who delivers it. He is the advocate of his nation’s decline, and therefore of the reduction of his power.”

Paul Roderick Gregory, writing two years ago in Forbes, noted that under Obama’s economic ‘stewardship,’ “America experienced the worst economic recovery of postwar history.”

And remember when Obama told the concerned steelworker from Elkhart, Ind., in June 2016 that “some jobs just aren’t going to come back” to the U.S. — jobs that were lost to the abysmal NAFTA agreement that President Trump just renegotiated:

Obama mocked Trump over 45’s claims that he knew how to bring those jobs back without a “magic wand.” And those jobs are coming back, as Trump promised they would.

As to the reduced rate of growth, under Obama so many jobs had been lost there was literally nowhere to go but up. At unemployment rates in the high 4 percent-mid-5 percent range, there is a lot of room for improvement.

But Trump managed to reduce the unemployment rate from 4.7 percent when Obama left to its current 3.5 percent, which is essentially full employment. If nearly everyone who wants a job has a job, it’s tougher for companies to expand even if they want to because the available labor force to fill those jobs is limited.

CNN loves its apples and oranges when it comes to ‘fact-checking’ this president.

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.50cal

Traitors should be hanged at dawn— after Military Justice at GITMO.

CNN personnel are traitors. Same with the major networks. No exceptions. Hang them, and the deep state. MAGA / KAG.

Look at who these people are married to. Then you will know why they are co-conspirators in the coup.

Fritz the Cat
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Fritz the Cat

Obama:

Blamed Bush first term.
Blamed Congress second term.
Takes credit for Trump’s first term.

Think about that.

Ray Hardy
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Ray Hardy

On Thursday, the outlet published a story claiming that the final 35 months of Obama’s administration saw more job growth than President Trump’s first 35 months:

Try comparing apples with apples - Trumps first 35 months against Obamas final 35 months??
Let’s see President Trumps final 35 months - Obamas figures will be dust.

Ray
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Ray

Anyone who looked around in it knows that the working class had an awful time in Obamas Economy.
THere was no leverage to ask for a wage increase. The number play is silly.

CNN/Democrats - Fake and Jealous
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CNN/Democrats - Fake and Jealous

pfffftttt, meanwhile Obama the economic sage rents a house in the cheap section of Georgetown.

Red Feather
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Red Feather

CNN is basically claiming a junior congressman activist has more economic savvy than a billionaire. It’s hilarious.

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

Pffft! Turning on CNN is like dropping acid! LOL! Down the rabbit hole we go!

CountryBoy1661
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Anyone who believes CNN cock-n-bull story also believes the moon really is made of CHEESE!

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timebouchard

Yep Oblamers tenure was the bestest. We had $5.00 gal gas…doubled deductibles for our insurance making it virtually worthless…doubled the national debt and risked nuclear war with Pakistan just so he could claim he got Binhidin. Yep…great times…NOT!

NJLamer
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NJLamer

Obama succeeded at one thing only. Dividing a country. Other than that,he is a Traitor that should be executed for his crimes.

Midway 29
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Midway 29

The Federal Reserve lowered interest rates to ZERO & kept it therefor almost 8 years, raising it just before Trump took office. Obummer raider Medicare for over $700 billion to fund Obamacare, his attack on fossil fuel producers & subsidizing failed green energy companies with $100s of billions, his idea of a stimulus program was Cash for Clunkers, his trillion dollar ‘Shovel Ready Program’ disappeared into the pockets of public union employees, cronies, contractor friends of the politically connected. As Obummer said “Our shovel ready program wasn’t quite so shovel ready”

Charles S. Opalek, PE
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And the foundation of Obama’s brilliant “recovery” strategy was bankrupting the coal industry and shutting down industries because of environmental issues?

ronb39339
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ronb39339

I’m absolutely sick of cnn, demonrats, and obama.
I’m also sick of hearing about this “everyone who wants a job” crap;
it needs to be reworded to “everyone who needs a job” to include all those who need jobs but don’t want them & prefer their welfare.

Ray
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Ray

You can’t do it without having a group dumbed down past reason. Yet there are already plenty parroting it

Jack
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Jack

After 8 years of Obama’s stagnant jobless economy, aka Obamanomics, after decades of bad international trade deals stealing US manufacturing jobs, wealth, in less than 3 years Pres Trump created the greatest growing US Economy in history, brought economic financial prosperity back to the working men and women of this country, restored the Middle Class, created created over 7 million jobs across all demographics, regions, ethnic groups, races, gender, etc, and all Democrats want to do obstruct, investigate, and impeach, then have the audacity to try and take credit for Pres Trump’s America First Policies from Tax Reform-Across the board… Read more »

.50cal
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.50cal

CNN has multiple pedos on Epstein’s flight manifests. They also eat at Comet pizza pedo lounge.

Yep, disgusting pedosodomites. Burn in hell.

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