President Trump has taken the credit for economic successes that can be attributed to policies enacted by the Obama administration, asserts Patricia Cohen of The New York Times. Throughout history, presidents have often been criticized or praised for economic performances that were enacted by their predecessors. Trump’s image as a businessman has made it seem like he had a bigger hand in the country’s growth than he actually did. He has worked hard, using Twitter for example, to take the credit. But his economy continued the recovery started by Obama. In his last year and a half, Obama created 3.7 million jobs, boosting economic optimism.
Donald Trump’s business-friendly policies have lifted the economy up after much stagnation under Barack Obama, suggests Liz Peek of The Hill. The latter of the two oversaw the slowest growth after a recession in the modern day. Americans, too, agree that Trump deserves credit. In quality of life and economic optimism polls, results haven't been this positive since January 2004. Obama failed to spur higher investment and alienated business leaders instead of cooperating with them. Trump cutting regulations and lowering taxes were key steps in making the US economy see some of the most improved growth in 2018. Obama doesn’t deserve credit for this.