President Donald Trump kicked off his State of the Union address to rousing applause as he recited statistics about how the economy grew in his first 12 months.
While Trump gave thanks to his administration’s pro-business stance and Congress’s tax cut, Twitter noted he was leaving one person out.
Thanks Obama! https://t.co/4NgOuQ2iaX
— G_Mac (@garymc12) January 31, 2018
Somebody should yell "Thanks Obama!" right now #SOTU
— FullyDedicated (@2Short2Sweet) January 31, 2018
Trump specifically cited having the lowest unemployment ever of African Americans as an economic trend he was most proud of. People were swift to point out that trend began under another president. Long ago under another president.
Thanks Obama… #SOTU pic.twitter.com/laGGtUCrZh
— Ooooh. That Billy!? (@thatbillysmith) January 31, 2018
Trump: African American employment at the lowest level ever. (Thanks, Obama) #SOTU pic.twitter.com/NacCrEB1ce
— anache (@anachech) January 31, 2018
President Trump boasting that African American unemployment is at an all-time low because of him. Two words he should be saying instead: Thanks, Obama. #SOTU
— G. K. Butterfield (@GKButterfield) January 31, 2018
But that wasn’t the only benefit Obama brought to the economy before leaving office.
Auto industry's growing in America. Thanks, Obama! #SOTU
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) January 31, 2018
Trump also lauded himself on lower Hispanic unemployment.
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