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President Trump escalated the political battle with his predecessor Monday, boasting that he’s got a “magic wand” for the economy after Barack Obama tried to downplay the gains on Trump’s watch.
Obama hit the campaign trail for congressional Democratic candidates over the weekend, after delivering a fiery speech accusing Trump and Republicans of fueling “division and resentment” – and suggesting the current administration was taking credit for a recovery he engineered.
“When you hear how great the economy’s doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started,” Obama said Friday.
But Trump on Monday tried to use Obama’s past words against him.
“’President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP,’ stated President Obama. I guess I have a magic wand, 4.2%, and we will do MUCH better than this! We have just begun,” Trump tweeted.