MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said presidents shouldn’t be recognized for economic recoveries, but then credited former President Barack Obama before trying to take it back.
Scarborough said it’s the small business owners and workers of America who drive the economy and claimed the policies at the top have little to do with it. (RELATED: Joe Scarborough Asks If First Lady Melania Trump Is Just ‘Completely Clueless’ Or Is Trolling Her Husband)
“In 30 years of giving speeches … I never once said, I never once suggested, I never once believed that any president was responsible for our economy’s success or failure,” Scarborough said on “Morning Joe” Friday. “At the end of the day, it’s small business owners, it’s people that get up early in the morning, work hard all day, sometimes holding two, three jobs.”
Scarborough told Trump supporters to credit Obama with the current economic bounce-back, before immediately contradicting himself and reversing course.
“I’ve never — again, I’ve never heard anybody remotely conservative say, if not for me, the American economy would be collapsing,” he declared. “And of course, I know that a lot of Donald Trumpists — uh Trumpists don’t want to hear this, but we’re in the middle of a seven-year recovery. So if you’re going to credit presidents, Barack Obama, he may have started this. If you believe that — I don’t.”
“I actually believe that American workers, American small business owners, they’re the ones that make our economy great,” Scarborough concluded.
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