MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough gave President Obama credit for the improved economy and then declared himself a conservative on Monday morning’s episode of “Morning Joe.”
“And you just have to say it. Things are going well out there. This isn’t the greatest economy ever. This isn’t close to being the greatest economy ever. Barack Obama had more people getting jobs his last 16 or 18 months than [we] have had jobs during Donald Trump’s first 16 or 18 months,” he began.
“We’re in pretty an extraordinary six-, seven-year recovery right now, and that’s a recovery we can all be grateful for,” Scarborough said. “And, you know what? That’s something that we Republicans — now a conservative — we conservatives have always given credit where credit is due, and that’s the small business owners to people working hard.”
The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in the month of July, which dropped the unemployment rate to 3.9 percent. (RELATED: Unemployment Falls To 3.9% With 157,000 Jobs Added In July)
“Yeah, it’s a strong economy. But Mika, this is not an economy that Donald Trump gave us. This is an economy that’s part of the seven-year ongoing recovery,” he continued.