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Trump Is Getting Charred On Twitter For Launching Unprovoked Attack On Obama

In an effort to distract from his disastrous tax plan and the Russia investigation, Donald Trump lashed out at former President Barack Obama accusing him of doubling the national debt during his time as President.

Trump, however, failed to mention the fact that Obama’s actions saved the country from descending into a depression. Had Obama not done what he did, the United States would never have recovered from the recession he inherited upon taking office.

“Tax revenues were plummeting, because incomes were falling, while spending had to go up (for unemployment benefits, Medicaid, and so on),” Neil Buchanan, George Washington University law professor, said.

“Had we tried to balance the budget during that time, it would have accelerated the downturn, and there could have been a depression,” he added.

Of course, Trump’s tweet was never meant to be viewed on any factual basis. Instead, it is simply to distract from the fact that the Republican tax plan – trumpeted by the President – will purposefully raise the deficit.

A new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that the Senate tax legislation if passed would hurt Americans in the lowest income brackets while helping wealthy Americans get even richer.

According to the Washinton Post, the legislation would negatively impact individuals who make under $30,000 per year by the end of 2018, while most of those making under $75,000 would be negatively affected within the next five years. On the flip side, millionaires and those earning $100,000 to $500,000 would be big beneficiaries, according to the CBO’s calculations.

One thing is clear, the GOP tax plan will serve as a major boon to the rich while hurting the nation’s poorest citizens. So it’s not surprising that Trump would attack Obama to distract from that undeniable fact:

Twitter users quickly responded, and it wasn’t pretty:

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