'I Think It's Sad': Gingrich Scoffs at Booker Crediting Obama for Economic Boom
Fox News contributor and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich scoffed Monday at the notion that the economic boom should be credited to Barack Obama's policies.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who's running for the party's presidential nomination, made that point in a CNN interview Sunday, arguing a "shared recovery" is not occurring.
"I love that President Trump is taking credit for a recovery that started under Obama," he said, arguing Trump's tax cuts have not helped the middle-class.
Gingrich disputed Booker's argument, saying the economy is thriving because of Trump's cuts to taxes and regulations, combined with boosts to energy production and manufacturing jobs.
"Anybody who's serious knows that none of this had anything to do with Barack Obama. Obama's policies and the policies of the socialist Democrats are policies of high taxes, big regulations, anti-business attitudes and and they have led us to a very, very weak economy, averaging about 1.6 percent growth," he said, adding that Trump has beaten that number routinely.
He said it's "sad" that Democrats "despise" Trump to the extent that they continually make "false" claims about the economic boom.
Gingrich predicted Trump's poll numbers will rise in the coming months and American voters will start to look at the "results," rather than the "92 percent negative" coverage from the media.
Over the weekend, Trump lashed out at Democrats and the media for stealing two years of his presidency with the "Collusion Delusion."
"The Witch Hunt is over but we will never forget. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" he wrote.
Despite the tremendous success that I have had as President, including perhaps the greatest ECONOMY and most successful first two years of any President in history, they have stolen two years of my (our) Presidency (Collusion Delusion) that we will never be able to get back.....
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2019
Watch the full interview above.