VIDEO: Students say Obama, not Trump, to thank for good economy

  • Campus Reform asked students which president deserves credit for the current state of the economy.
  • Most students gave credit to Obama, arguing that Trump’s successes come from prior efforts from the Obama administration.

In light of President Donald Trump’s recent tweet blasting former President Barack Obama for trying to take credit for the economy, Campus Reform’s Digital Reporter Eduardo Neret went to George Washington University to ask students to weigh in. 

“Who do you think deserves credit for the good economy we have right now, Obama or Trump,” Neret asked. 

“I want to say Obama because like, that’s where my heart goes"   

Most students responded by giving credit to Obama. 


“I want to say Obama because like, that’s where my heart goes,” one student said. 

“President Obama just being that he got us out of the trenches from where we were,” one student said referencing the Great Recession. 

“Cause I feel like when Trump came into office the economy was already booming,” another student added. 

Neret also asked students if Trump deserves any credit at all. Some claimed Trump was working to benefit the “upper class.” 

“The income tax thing [that] was passed...that mainly benefitted the upper class,” one student claimed. 

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“I honestly feel like Trump really hasn’t done much for the economy to like rave about.”

Neret then pointed out that 80% of Americans received a tax cut under the plan. He also cited low unemployment and a study that shows 62% of Americans give Trump credit for the economy.

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“I’d be glad to give Trump the credit, but like it’s hard to separate that from what he’s done as far as his tweets and the things he’s done to people,” one student argued. 

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Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel,, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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