Don Lemon And CNN Guest Agree: President Trump Inherited Good Economy From Obama

CNN 8/6/2018

Mike Brest Reporter
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CNN’s Don Lemon and a guest on his show agreed that President Trump was lucky to inherit a good economy from President Obama on Monday night.


“The numbers show he’s riding Barack Obama’s wave,” Charles Blow, an opinion columnist for POLITICO, said.

“Because he did not screw up the economy that Barack Obama created, that he deserves all this — I’m just being honest. Imagine if he had inherited the economy that Barack Obama had inherited? Do you think that he would be — do you think he would be in this place that he is now?” Lemon stated.

The panel featured Lemon, Blow, Steve Cortes, a former Trump campaign advisor and Annie Karni, POLITICO’s White House reporter.

“I don’t think so, “Lemon added. “He should be happy that he inherited a good economy and just move on and take ownership of it and stop demonizing the former president and the former president’s policies, and say, ‘I’m glad I inherited a great economy that was on the upswing, and we’re going to keep it moving.’ That’s the reality of it.”

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)

“It was an economy that was great, it was great for the upper, upper one percent,” Cortes said.

Blow immediately started laughing.