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Unhinged Trump Uses Fake Obama Quote To Attack The Former President

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Unhinged Trump Uses Fake Obama Quote To Attack The Former President




President Donald Trump on Monday fabricated a false quote to slam former President Barack Obama while touting his own economic achievements.

Glenn Kessler, a Washington Post Fact Checker, immediately debunked Trump’s invented quote, writing on Twitter: “Not only did Obama never say this, but Obama topped 5% in one quarter, so who has the bigger magic wand?”



ThinkProgess reporter Aaron Rupar tweeted:

Mediaite notes that Obama made a reference to a “magic wand” at a PBS town hall in 2016, when criticizing Trump’s claims about bringing back jobs:

“Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? There’s no answer to it. He just says, ‘Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.”

Mediaite adds:

Trump’s fabricated Obama quote appears to be based on a Fox News segment that aired a few minutes before his tweet. While discussing Obama’s effort to take credit for the strong economy under Trump, Washington Free Beacon writer Elizabeth Harrington said that during the 2016 election, Obama “said that Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% growth.”

Obama’s comment actually referred to unemployment, not GDP growth.





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