In a joint press conference today, Trump took the opportunity to steamroll his co-star, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Stolberg. In addition to all his greatest hits – no collusion, it was the Democrats – Trump claimed that the Norwegian Prime Minister thanked him personally for the economy.
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President Trump says the Norwegian prime minister thanked him for how well her US stock investments have been doing. pic.twitter.com/jNLt7f1YmZ
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) January 10, 2018
Specifically, he claimed she thanked him for the strong performance of her own US stock investments.
Trump has often repeated the claim that health of the economy is all thanks to him.
A poll released today, however, reports that more Americans think that Obama is responsible for the health of the economy than think it’s all Trump’s doing.
Those who think Obama deserves the credit make up 49% of respondents, while only 40% of people think Trump is to thank.
That’s up from just a couple of months ago. On Nov. 22, Quinnipiac conducted the same poll, and 43% of people thought Obama was responsible for the strong economy.
Trump has been on a tear about the economy, taking credit for the strength of the stock market at every opportunity.
With all my Administration has done on Legislative Approvals (broke Harry Truman’s Record), Regulation Cutting, Judicial Appointments, Building Military, VA, TAX CUTS & REFORM, Record Economy/Stock Market and so much more, I am sure great credit will be given by mainstream news?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2017
Sometimes he has his surrogates do the heavy lifting on this one.
The Trump effect: “The U.S. economy is running at its full potential for the first time in a decade” -WSJhttps://t.co/ee5N0zOU7W
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 30, 2017
But it’s one of his favorite refrains.
Economists on the TAX CUTS and JOBS ACT:
“The enactment of a comprehensive overhaul – complete with a lower corporate tax rate – will IGNITE our ECONOMY with levels of GROWTH not SEEN IN GENERATIONS…” pic.twitter.com/2vCBDtLh3C
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
Especially when combined with airing grievances about the “fake news media” and their failure to give him credit for his economic accomplishments.
Since the first day I took office, all you hear is the phony Democrat excuse for losing the election, Russia, Russia,Russia. Despite this I have the economy booming and have possibly done more than any 10 month President. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2017
Most Americans, however, know better than to believe these claims. It’s become clear now, that the more he tweets it, the less we believe it.