Democrats Still Can’t Give POTUS Credit: 4 Times They Bashed Trump’s Booming Economy During the Debate

Wednesday served as the first night of the initial round of debates in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary race, and some of the 10 candidates on stage still refused to give President Donald Trump credit for the booming economy.

Several of the Democrats running for their party’s presidential nomination took potshots at the economy — which has seen a 49-year low in unemployment, a 3.2 percent GDP growth, and a 3.2 percent wage growth — while speaking on the debate stage with claims that the economy is not working for every American.

Let’s take a look at some of them.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

Warren questioned for whom the economy is “really working” and claimed that it is “doing great for a thinner and thinner slice at the top” such as people who choose to invest in “private prisons” and “not for the African-Americans and Latinxs” whose communities are being “ruined.”

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Booker made similar claims, saying that the economy under Trump was “hurting small businesses” and that it was “not working for average Americans,” such as those in his home community.

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Klobuchar also echoed these claims, saying that “not everyone” is benefiting from the “prosperity” in the booming economy and that Trump was “gloat[ing]” from the White House “about what’s going on.”

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The numbers show differently.

As IJR Red previously reported, the number of small businesses owned by individuals who are African-American skyrocketed by 400 percent between 2017 and 2018, and the number of minority-owned businesses increased to 45 percent under Trump in 2018 — up from the 15 percent seen under former President Barack Obama in 2015.

Additionally, small businesses, in general, employ nearly half of the entire U.S. workforce, according to the Small Business Administration, and unemployment for individuals who are Hispanic-American hit a record low under Trump.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas)

O’Rourke echoed Booker’s and Warren’s claims while dodging a question on whether he would support a proposed 70 percent wealth tax, saying that the economy “isn’t” working for all Americans and that it is “rigged to corporations and to the very wealthiest” due to the Republican tax cuts in 2017.

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Setting aside the fact that small businesses make up 99.9 percent of all businesses in the U.S., the Republican “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” has contributed heavily to the well-being of Americans across the nation.

The standard deduction was increased, and the child tax credit was doubled for Americans. Small businesses saw many opportunities for tax deductions and credits, such as a 20 percent deduction for small businesses’ net business incomes and a credit for small businesses providing family leave for employees.

The second night of the first round of debates is set for Thursday and will feature front-runners Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Otis
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Denial is the Dumbocrats’ only weapon because their arsenal is empty. Their decades old standard of ‘working for the common Amercican’ has been wiped away into the dustbin by facts and to their dismay their dismal outlook no longer appeals to most working people. The only minions who remain are radicals like themselves.

Lona Boksay
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Lona Boksay

ALL YOU DOMICRATES…..Stop this bashing of our President….and yours. YOU KNOW DARN WELL HE’S A MUCH BETTER PRESIDENT THAN THE LAST ADMINISTRATION. YOUR SELF-PRIDE WILL NOT PERMIT YOU TO ADMIT TRUMP IS DOING GREAT WORK FOR THIS BLESSED COUNTRY. ENOUGH ALREADY. THIS COUNTRY IS WEARY OF ALL YOU WHO OPPOSE PRESIDENT TRUMP…..YOU ALL ARE THE BULLIES IN THIS GREAT NATION…..

john crawford
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john crawford

The democrats CAN’T laud the great economy. All they’ve got is to offer free stuff to those who won’t get off their butts and capitalize on this booming economy. They have nothing else.

Nemat Heydary
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Nemat Heydary

Do you mind citing the sources for the numbers you are claiming?

richard
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Your boy Obuma never did get the economy right. He just kept screwing it up. You guys just cannot stand it because Pres Trump is making things in spite of you losers. You try and try to give Obuma credit, but we all know it is a lie. You poor ZEROs!

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