This, in a lot of ways, is the archetypal Trump story: trying to take credit for something he inherited. In his business career, that was all the money and connections he got from this father. Indeed, while Trump likes to say that he turned a “small” $1 million loan from his father into a “massive empire,” the truth is that Trump’s father arranged and guaranteed all of the bank loans that made his son’s first big project possible.
It’s been the same with the economy. Trump hasn’t actually done anything other than cut a few regulations, but he’s made it sound like he’s passed a new New Deal. “No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days,” he rather ludicrously claimed. He brags about a “surging economy and jobs,” despite the fact that the economy and jobs are growing at exactly the same rate as before he took office.
And, after disparaging the official unemployment rate as being “fake” and “phony” and “totally fiction” while Obama was president, he has apparently decided that it’s “very real now.” In other words, Trump has done nothing and has congratulated himself for the economy Obama left behind.
Well, he has done it again. On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump fired off a delusional holiday message for the nation: Look at all I’ve done. It didn’t go well.
In an early-morning tweet, Trump wrote: “your Country is starting to do really well.” He boasted that Jobs are “coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, lowest unemployment in 17 years….!”
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well. Jobs coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, lowest unemployment in 17 years….!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2017
Twitter was not buying his BS:
— Fingerlakesfan (@PhotosbyScout) November 23, 2017
— IndictmentsRFun (@Indictapalooza) November 23, 2017
— LAS 🇨🇦🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@ADVgrrls) November 23, 2017
— IR.net (@IRdotnet) November 23, 2017
The only thing I will be thankful for is you getting thrown from office by Robert Mueller! #NoThanksToTrump
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) November 23, 2017
YOUR country??? Does he not live here as well??? Is he not our president??
— Leanne Hoadley (@LeanneHoadley3) November 23, 2017
How the hell could you be President?? You just don’t get it! Stop pumping your chest…you haven’t done anything. It’s about giving thanks, not giving you thanks. SICKENING. Go back to bed…
— Ron Diehl (@Ronjdiehl) November 23, 2017
And a very happy thanksgiving to you and the rest of the #TrumpCrimeFamily, Mr. UNpresident. Robert Mueller is starting to do really good, what with 3 indictments under his belt, one guilty plea already. Most lawyers employed in the WH since #Nixon! #LockThemAllUp pic.twitter.com/QGi6IFF4HY
— Rodney Wilson (@fatnugly56) November 23, 2017
Thanks Obama. pic.twitter.com/ggCRn0yfb2
— Not a Secret Agent (@drunk_agent) November 23, 2017