When President Trump gives his State of the Union speech tonight, the strong U.S. economy will be a central theme. The President frequently claims credit, but in fact, he inherited a strong economy from President Obama, who helped pull the United States out of the worst recession since the Great Depression. He repeatedly has cited economic statistics that have been widely debunked, keeping legions of fact checkers fully employed. The following is a short economic guide to the President’s State of the Union address.
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