Former President Barack Obama thanked himself in a speech at the Chicago climate summit Tuesday, saying his administration’s policies were the reason for America’s increased job creation and economic growth.
“We met resistance at every step of the way. And there were skeptics who said these actions would kill jobs and depress growth, but instead as we took these actions and we saw the U.S. economy grow consistently,” Obama said. “We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far — a streak that still continues, by the way.”
“Thanks, Obama,” he said to roaring applause, before winking to the crowd.
Despite Obama’s statement, President Donald Trump is the one being credited with the recent uptick in the economy. The stock marked has gained nearly 30 percent in value since Trump was elected last year and the jobless rate has dropped to a 17-year low, according to The Washington Times.
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