Before Trump critics freak outâ€”yes, itâ€™s obviously true Trump inherited an improving economy from his predecessor, Barack Obama. Underlying factors such as strong corporate profits, low interest rates and an improving global economy explain most of the job gains, rather than any policies Trump has put into place. Trump, in fact, has faltered on virtually every major policy issue heâ€™s undertaken, with few accomplishments to crow about so far.
But every president inherits his predecessorâ€™s economyâ€”and eventually gets credit or blame for the direction it takes, whether deserved or not.
With the Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card, using data provided by Moodyâ€™s Analytics, to measure the Trump economy compared with six prior presidents on six key measures. Hereâ€™s how Trump compares on jobs:
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