White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Sunday took aim at former President Obama after he touted his administration’s economic accomplishments.
The administration’s spokeswoman accused Obama of trying to take “credit” for the financial success President Trump has ushered in since taking office.
“At least we can all agree the economy is better under President Trump,” Sanders wrote in a tweet.
Can't make it up: Obama now wants credit for the booming Trump economy. At least we can all agree the economy is better under President Trump.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 10, 2017
Her tweet comes days after Obama recalled the obstacles his administration faced while trying to improve the economy as well as address issues like climate change — decisions, he claims, that continue to help the U.S. economy.
“We met resistance every step of the way. There were skeptics who said these actions would kill jobs and depress growth,” Obama said at the North American Climate Summit in Chicago last week, pointing to his efforts to cut carbon emissions as part of the Paris climate change agreement.
“As we took these actions, we saw the U.S. economy grow consistently. We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far. A streak that still continues, by the way,” he continued, jokingly adding: “Thanks, Obama.”
Former Obama officials quickly fired back at Sanders for her tweet, citing statistics comparing the economy under Trump and Obama.
Earlier this year, the Trump administration announced the nation would be pulling out of Paris agreement, making it the only country opposed to the global climate change pact.
Trump has rolled back many Obama-era policies and regulations since taking office.