The argument that President Trump has somehow caused increased economic growth and job creation is wrong, asserts Mathew Yglesias of Vox. It is true that the economy is doing well and so is the stock market. However, the former is continuing a pattern of growth that was already established during Obama’s presidency. Trump had almost no effect on it. The stock market, which also broke records under Obama, is growing quickly. But its benefits will be felt disproportionately by America’s already wealthy elite. Trump has created the narrative that he fixed the economy, but his presidency has changed little that wasn’t there before.
Democrats are doing whatever they can to discredit the fact that Trump has in fact strengthened America’s economy, holds Ed Rogers of the Denver Post. While it may be true that it was already doing alright under Obama, Trump has given it a huge burst of energy. His pro-business agenda and tax cuts have created gains that will affect everyone, whether they be poor or rich. The success of his policies showed in Davos, where the president was hugely popular for his economic reform. Business leaders and politicians want the policies that Trump has introduced. His opponents are wrong to discredit his achievements.