Trump and the “Fake Mess” he Inherited

During his 77 minute press conference yesterday, Donald Trump dwelled repeatedly on the difficulties of assuming office.

“I inherited a mess. It’s a mess. At home and abroad, a mess. Jobs are pouring out of the country.”

Here are some facts about the “fake mess” that Trump inherited. He came into the White House with the following:

Dow Jones Industrial at near all-time high of  19,875 – up from 6626 when Obama took office.  What a mess!

82 straight months of private sector job growth – the longest in U.S. history.  What a mess!

11.3 million new jobs were created in the last 8 years.  What a mess!

Unemployment at 4.7% down from 10% when Obama took office.  What a mess!

No more secret and illegal black site U.S. prisons.  What a mess!

Number of uninsured adults at all time low.  What a mess!

20 million more adults with health insurance than when Obama took office. What a mess!

People now have coverage for pre-existing conditions.  What a mess!

Rate of increase in insurance premiums has dropped.  What a mess!

Increased spending on housing and mental health care for veterans.  What a mess!

Consumer confidence rose from 37.7 to 98.1 under Obama.  What a mess!

Equal pay under the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. What a mess!

US Auto industry is booming with sales up from  10.4 million units annually to 17.5 million in the last 8 years.  What a mess!

Deficit as a percentage of the GDP dropped from 9.8% to 3.2% in the last 8 years.  What a mess!

LGBT citizens now treated like everyone else.  What a mess!

Abortion rates declining.  What a mess!

Violent crime rates at historic lows.  What a mess!

Obamacare extended the life of the Medicare insurance trust fund (currently solvent until 2030).  What a mess!

Torture banned.  What a mess!

Solar and Wind Power generation are at an all time high. What a mess!

High School Graduation rates are 83% – an all time high. What a mess!

Corporate profits up by 144% in the last 8 years.  What a mess!

U.S. has normal relations with Cuba after 55 years of failed policies.  What a mess!

U.S. reliance on foreign oil is at a 40 year low. What a mess!

US Exports up 28% in last 8 years.  What a mess!

No more foolish and pointless war in Iraq that was root cause of much of the turmoil today.  What a mess!

Osama Bin Laden and countless others like him – Dead.  What a mess!

What Trump inherited was a fortune.  What we have now is a mess.


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