A successful businessman recently suggested that former President Barack Obama should not take credit for the economic boom that President Donald Trump has brought to the country.
Ken Langone, co-founder of The Home Depot, explained that, for decades, the Democrats not only have not worked for the prosperity of the American people, but have instead played at dividing the population while family incomes have been declining.
On his nightly Fox News show, host Neil Cavuto asked Langone: “Why don’t you think the president is getting more of the goodwill from this good economy—the good economy? Now there’s been a battle between [President Trump] and President Obama; who takes the credit for this bull market—the longest in history? Who does?”
Langone responded: “Forget about that. Obama ought to do what every great president did. Go off in the sunset. Be the mother of the groom. Wear beige and keep your mouth shut. Okay?”
The businessman said earlier that instead of seeking to bring peace through prosperity, Democrats fomented division by pushing different social and ethnic groups to fight each other in the face of a growing scarcity of resources.
Now things have changed, he said, and the prosperity brought by the Trump administration is tearing down those walls and those politicians.
Langone spoke about the prospects of the president being re-elected in 2020.
“What I’m saying is, whether we like it or not, Trump’s base is rock solid,” he said. “Donald Trump needs 15 percent of the voters to be re-elected in 2020. That 35 percent is rock solid.”
“I would hope he would do things different than he does, but damn it, give the guy credit,” he said.