UPDATED 7:44 AM PT — Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Former Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston said President Trump is responsible for the current state of the economy and not the Obama administration.
Kingston, who also served as Trump campaign adviser back in 2016, made the comments during an interview Monday. He added, President Trump “owns the economy” and will likely use it to drive home his message as he seeks reelection in 2020.
Kingston’s remarks come after Democrat front-runner Joe Biden claimed the president inherited an already growing economy from the former administration:
“I know President Trump likes to take credit for the economy, and the economic growth and the low unemployment numbers…President Trump inherited an economy from Obama-Biden administration…that was given to him.”
Kingston disagreed with Biden’s comments, and said there’s not a single Democrat candidate capable of doing better for the economy than what the president has accomplished.