Over the last year, the economy has continued it's upward trajectory after getting back on track during the Barack Obama administration. On Monday night, Sarah Huckabee Sanders commented on this issue by attacking liberals and giving Donald Trump credit for the current state of the economy, which resulted in the opposition quickly hitting back.

Sanders on Trump

When Barack Obama was sworn into office in January 2009, the economy was at the start of the Great Recession which caused financial markets to collapse and unemployment to rise. Obama's task was to configure a plan that would help stabilize the markets and get Americans back to work.

Despite dealing with record obstruction by Republicans in the Senate and the House of Representatives, Obama left office in January 2017 having put in policies that doubled the stock market and cut employment by more than half after it hit over 10 percent in October 2009. Fast forward to present day and the economic trend has stayed the course, with businesses continuing to invest and hire at record rates. The consensus among economists is that the economy has improved due to the policies put in place by the previous administration, as well as corporate America being confident that the conservative economic strategy of Donald Trump won't hurt their bottom line. As seen on her Twitter feed on December 18, Sarah Huckabee Sanders decided ignore economic data and give total credit to the president.

On her Twitter account Monday night, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out an article promoting the recent increase in the stock market, while also hitting back against the president's liberal critics and the Obama administration.

"Amazing what happens when you put a businessman instead of a liberal politician in the White House," Sanders tweeted out. The article in question was the same piece posted by Kellyanne Conway earlier in the day which also received negative feedback. In a follow-up tweet, Sanders doubled down on her support for Trump's economic plans by speaking out in favor of the president's tax plan.

"A typical family of four earning $73,000 per year will get a $2,059 tax cut next year under our plan. It's very simple to POTUS: that $2,059 belongs to an American family who worked hard to earn it - not Washington politicians or bureaucrats," she wrote.

Quick response

It didn't take long for those who oppose the current administration to react to Sarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet in regards to Donald Trump and the economy.

"Oh please Sarah - You and I both know he’s a raging moron who’s riding the previous admins wave," one tweet read.

"You get a man who conspires with a foreign enemy," one Twitter user pointed out. "Do you know that our stock market is mirroring what is happening around the world? This isn't because of Doucheface," an additional tweet added.

"Next thing he will be doing is selling the Brooklyn Bridge..... Snake oil salesman," yet another tweet stated. "How many times has he filed for bankruptcy? Who are you going to blame when the bubble bursts?" a Twitter user wrote.

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