White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders targets former President Barrack Obama over his administration’s financial policies and efforts to tackle climate change.
Sanders attacked Obama in a tweet on Sunday, asserting that he is taking “credit” for “the booming Trump economy.”
“Can't make it up: Obama now wants credit for the booming Trump economy. At least we can all agree the economy is better under President Trump,” she said.
damn, girl. he does get the credit. just like you will get all the credit in the world for doubling down on a racist pedo https://t.co/gWrJ2BqHak— Alyssa🎄Mastromonaco (@AlyssaMastro44) December 10, 2017
The administration's spokeswoman (pictured below) made the comment after Obama referred to some of his challenges to improve the US economy and address the global climate change at the North American Climate Summit in Chicago last week.
"We met resistance every step of the way. There were skeptics who said these actions would kill jobs and depress growth," Obama said. “As we took these actions, we saw the U.S. economy grow consistently. We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far. A streak that still continues, by the way.”
Some of the Obama administration’s officials came out in defense of the president, some by offering facts.
2016: 196,000 jobs per month— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) December 10, 2017
2017: 170,000 jobs per month
Unemployment rate when Obama left office: 4.5%@QuinnipiacPoll, 11/15: Who gets credit for the economy?
Let me know if you need any other facts, @PressSec https://t.co/rllgvwh65p
In academia, Ms. Sanders, we make a sharp distinction between (a spurious) correlation and causation. Such issues of statistics, however, maybe not be relevant in politics, I understand. https://t.co/cl6at38l89— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) December 10, 2017
The former president claims that his efforts to cut down carbon emissions, a proposition in the Paris climate change agreement, continue to boost the economy.
“Thanks, Obama.” he added jokingly.
Trump pulled out of the Paris agreement earlier this year, triggering global condemnation.