Schumer: Trump should thank Obama for economy
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats calls on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans Predictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure Voting rights and Senate wrongs MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that President TrumpDonald TrumpPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy  Hannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump MORE should thank former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJudge denies Trump spokesman's effort to force Jan. 6 committee to return financial records Gina McCarthy: Why I'm more optimistic than ever on tackling the climate crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks MORE for the country's economic growth during his first State of the Union speech.

"If you're going to pat yourself on the back, give a shoutout to Barack Obama because he did even better than you in job creation," he said.

Schumer added that Trump was handed an "already healthy economy," but "two words we won't hear President Trump say tonight about the economy: 'Thanks, Obama.' "

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Schumer pointed to the 2.24 million jobs added in 2016 compared to the 2.06 million jobs added in 2017.

Trump is expected to tout the economy, and the GOP tax bill, during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

It will "cover a lot of territory, including our great success with the markets and with the tax cut," Trump said on Monday.