I’m sure you remember when Obama was still President and Trump was campaigning, Obama made a now infamous comment in a Town Hall meeting in Elkhart, Indiana where he said this:
Some of those jobs are just not gonna come back. And when somebody says, like [Trump] that he’s gonna bring all these jobs back…..well how exactly are you gonna do that? What are you gonna do? What magic wand do you have?
I’ve got the clip copied down below for you so you can watch it again. Jump to about the 3:00 mark for the best part.
It really hit me this time when I was listening to it again, Obama really does sound clueless.
Like he truly has no idea how to bring the jobs back.
In the past, I always took his comments more as an attack on Trump, but as I listened to it this time, I hear a man who sounds very lost and rudderless.
Listen for yourself:
Of course, we all know how this story ends.
Americans elected a world-class businessman to the office of President and in two short years he has totally revived the American economy.
Those jobs ARE coming back, in droves!
The economy is turning around!
GDP did come back!
So in a Tweet that has been a LONG TIME coming, President Trump finally decided to rib Obama about his "magic wand".....
Take a look:
You just gotta love our President Trump!
Even the Wall Street Journalgot in on the fun.
Last April, the Journal reported in a story that Elkhart, Indiana (where Obama made those infamous remarks) is one of the places growing the fastest!
Oh the poetic perfection! What perfect irony!
“No place in the U.S. has seen a labor-market turnaround like this metropolitan region of 110,000 workers, a mix of blue-collar whites, Mexican immigrants and Amish.”
“It’s like 1955,” Michael Hicks, a Ball State University economist, told The Journal. “If you show up and have minimal literacy skills, you can find a job here.”
The region’s unemployment rate is just over 2 percent or about half the national average.
The Hill had more:
President Trump in a tweet on Monday said he's found the "magic wand" to create job growth in the manufacturing industry.
"Last year was the best year for American Manufacturing job growth since 1997, or 21 years," he said.
"The previous administration said manufacturing will not come back to the U.S., 'you would need a magic wand,' " he added.
"I guess I found the MAGIC WAND - and it is only getting better!"
His tweet follows the news earlier this month that the manufacturing industry posted net job gains of 284,000 during 2018, its best year since 1997.
By comparison, the industry added 207,000 jobs in 2017.
Shoring up jobs in the manufacturing industry has been a priority of the Trump administration.
Most of the recent gains are in the manufacturing of fabricated metals, and computer and electronic products, according to the Department of Labor.
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