In a series of tweets Sunday morning, President Donald Trump suggested that if Democrats could take control of Congress they will “totally kill” the “great wealth” that his administration has created during its first year.
“Why would smart voters want to put Democrats in Congress in 2018 Election when their policies will totally kill the great wealth created during the months since the Election. People are much better off now not to mention ISIS, VA, Judges, Strong Border, 2nd A, Tax Cuts & more?” Trump wrote on Twitter.
The president seemed to be responding to reports that Democrats have a decent chance to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the midterm elections.
Recent polls show a sizable advantage for Democrats in 2018 midterm election, opening up a double-digit lead on the generic ballot. Democrats’ advantage stands at 10 percentage points, 44 percent to 34 percent — the party’s largest lead of the year, a sign that a blue tsunami is coming.
Trump’s tweet also suggests that he deserves credit for something that is largely beyond his control. The only fiscal legislation Trump has proposed is a massive tax cut for corporations that was approved by his Republican allies Congress just two weeks ago. So it’s a bit of a stretch for him to take credit for any changes in the economy before the controversial tax bill passed.
In contrast, President Obama’s first month in office in 2009 was largely taken up with spending bills aimed at easing the massive recession that he had inherited.
Trump inherited an economy with low inflation, low unemployment, and a booming stock market.
As The Washington Post recently noted, Trump hasn’t done much for the economy. The numbers were already growing at a rapid rate thanks to his predecessor and “the Dow actually did better” during President Barack Obama’s first year in office than it has done under Trump.
Not surprising, Twitter users were quick to respond, and it wasn’t pretty.
Why would smart voters want to put Democrats in Congress in 2018 Election when their policies will totally kill the great wealth created during the months since the Election. People are much better off now not to mention ISIS, VA, Judges, Strong Border, 2nd A, Tax Cuts & more?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017
1. You’re delusional
2. You have done irreversible damage to our economy and our environment
3. “Smart people” are not fooled by your lies and propaganda
— Parker Willis (@GonzoParker) December 31, 2017
WHY WOULD A SMART VOTER EVER VOTE FOR YOU?!
— SoMe (@SoMeMediaInc) December 31, 2017
Getting a little worried. DEMS in means impeachment proceedings for Trumpie.
— William Mcmanus (@wamcmanus) December 31, 2017
By the Way Donnie, The Dems were in control of the economy to lead us out of the greatest recession in 80 years, caused by the GOP
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) December 31, 2017
I do. Worst. President. Ever.
— Livin_2point0 (@livin_2point0) December 31, 2017
Whenever you see a tRump spawnling denying their deep involvement with/dependence on Russian schemes & money, share this brief video to prove they're just lying:pic.twitter.com/sM1Z2uAFD1
— Alden Lovegrove (@JohnnyBledo) December 31, 2017
— Indiana Croussett (@MsIndyCroussett) December 31, 2017
We've been listening to your braggadocious BS for the entire year. Will you just give it a rest for today? Please?!?!
— Mandy Miller (@pbmomma4) December 31, 2017
2018 predictions: More indictments & guilty pleas that breach your inner circle & family; more evidence revealed of your obstruction of justice, money laundering and conspiracy with the Russians; Blue Tsunami in the November elections & Dems regain control of the House & Senate.
— K Doyle (@CalReason) December 31, 2017
Al Franken had 3 accusers and stepped down while Trump has 32 accusers and is still President.
— Anirvan Ghosh (@anirvanghosh) December 31, 2017
— Lin/exGOP (@linmp1031) December 31, 2017
— Albatross (@jbrown436) December 31, 2017
Since it's Sunday. Trump does not go to Church. He doesn't miss Golf or twitter. pic.twitter.com/PsOjeBYXqj
— Karen (@kyungkarenmend1) December 31, 2017
— Karen (@kyungkarenmend1) December 31, 2017
— ThunderSnowflake ❄🌙 (@ResistGreed) December 31, 2017
We are all WORSE off with you in office. You are taking away health care, Meals on Wheels, Medicare, Social Security, housing for homeless Veterans, environmental protections meant to keep us and our children safe, all to give tax cuts to the already rich. You're a fraud.#Resist
— Wenders K. (@StuntMommy) December 31, 2017