Schumer: Trump should thank Obama for economy
© Greg Nash

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerManchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns McConnell says deficits 'not a Republican problem' MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE should thank former President Obama 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 ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden jokes about Obama memes: 'Barack did the first friendship bracelet, not me' Slain Saudi columnist upends 'Davos in the Desert' Sanders, Harris set to criss-cross Iowa MORE 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.