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While speaking at a rally in Ohio to support Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, former President Barack Obama took credit for the many successes that have occurred while President Donald Trump has been in office.
“We worked hard to turn this economy around,” Obama said. “When I was president, and Rich was there, and the actions that we took during the economic crisis returned the economy to healthy growth, initiated the longest streak of job creation on record, which continues to today.”
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Former President Barack Obama takes credit for the success of the US economy while campaigning for Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray: “When you hear these folks bragging about this ‘economic miracle,’ just remember when it started” pic.twitter.com/eDKBi6lLVm
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 14, 2018
“By the time I left office, wages were rising, and poverty and uninsured rates were falling,” he continued. “So just remember that when you hear these folks bragging about this economic miracle, just remember when it started. Just remember when the ball got rolling.”
Obama's comments come shortly after Trump posted a video, which features Obama's doubts that he would be able to bring jobs back to America, on his Twitter account:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2018
Obama is spending the midterm election season by campaigning for Democrats in order to take back Congress from Republican control.