(TNS) Groan Alert: Former President Barack Obama, addressing a small crowd of about 2,000 in Nevada on Monday, actually implied that he is an honest man and politician while taking swipes at the current occupant of the White House, POTUS Donald Trump.
“Unlike some, I actually try to state facts,” Obama told the crowd as he campaigned for Democratic Senate candidate Jacky Rosen and others. “I believe in facts. I believe in a fact-based reality and a fact-based politics. I don’t believe in just making stuff up. I think you should, like, actually say to people what’s true.”
Oh, Obama didn’t mention POTUS Trump by name, but it was clear who he was referencing as he criticized the GOP tax cuts.
“So here’s what’s true: They hand out $1.5 trillion in tax cuts aimed at billionaires and corporations,” Obama said. “It was not done for you. They didn’t even pretend to pay for it.”
Obama then tried to take credit for the economic turnaround initiated by POTUS Trump and the Republican Congress.
“When you hear all this talk about economic miracles, remember who started it,” Obama said. “I hope people realize there’s a pattern that every time [Republicans] run things into the ground and we’ve got to clean it up.”
Where to begin?
The tax cuts were not for “billionaires and corporations,” as nearly 90 percent of Americans received a tax cut. ‘The rich’ got bigger tax cuts because ‘the rich’ pay all of the income taxes.
Also, who is Obama to talk about paying for tax cuts (or anything else)? The national debt doubled under his watch, from $10 trillion to $20 trillion.
Obama tells the truth? One word in response to that: Obamacare. The former president and his party told lie after lie after lie about what the Affordable Care Act would do. None of what they promised — lower premiums, lower healthcare costs, fewer E.R. visits, you can keep your doctor — came true.
As for the economy, Obama’s averaged 1.5 percent per year during his eight years in office. POTUS Trump’s economy is averaging about 3.5 percent per year. So no, Obama didn’t ‘build that.’
Obama seems to have an aversion to facts and the truth. He’s not an honest man. And let’s never forget he is responsible for blowing up nearly every institution of government just so he could spy on the Trump campaign.
If Obama is the definition of truthfulness and honesty, America is in bigger trouble than we thought.
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