Former President Obama launched his midterm election efforts on behalf of Democrats today with a speech today at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his speech was a self-unaware doozy.
Among Obama’s comments, the former president did acknowledge that the U.S. economy is “great,” but with one extra point:
“When the job numbers come out—monthly job numbers—suddenly Republicans are saying ‘It’s a miracle.’ I have to kind of remind them that actually, those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016," former President Barack Obama said Friday when discussing the economy pic.twitter.com/Iy7eBu3GiT
— POLITICO (@politico) September 7, 2018
“When you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started,” Obama says, pointing to 2015 and 2016 job numbers pic.twitter.com/fZbT2g7QRe
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 7, 2018
We expected nothing less!
— The Head Jerk (@TheHeadJerk) September 7, 2018
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