Dimon: Trump gets 'A-' or 'B+' on economy

Dimon: Trump gets 'A-' or 'B+' on economy
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JP Morgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said on Sunday that he thinks President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE gets "something like" an "A-" or "B+" for his hand in the current economy.

"When President Trump was elected, confidence skyrocketed, consumers, small business, large corporate and because pro-business, pro-competitive taxes, pro some regulatory reform, and that has helped the economy," he told ABC's "This Week."

"It's impossible for me to tease out how much, but it has helped the economy," Dimon added.


Dimon credited the Obama administration with helping to "stop the economy from getting much worse," but also criticized some policies he thinks slowed growth.

He praised Trump for turning back those policies and driving up growth as a result.

"Some of those are being reversed [under Trump]," Dimon said. "Yeah, he should take some credit for that."

Two weeks ago, former President Obama criticized Trump and the GOP for touting the flourishing economy as their accomplishment.

"When you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let's just remember when this recovery started," Obama said at a talk at the University of Illinois.

Some observers shot back at Obama, saying the recovery under his administration was unprecedentedly slow. 

The president opened fire himself over Twitter, writing, "The Economy is soooo good, perhaps the best in our country's history."

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