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No Mr. Obama, you didn’t build that
Frank Aquila

 “You didn’t build that” were words from Barack Obama, knocking successful achievement of Americans.

In 2016, Donald Trump was pushing his slogan, “Make America Great Again,” vowing to create more jobs by negotiating a better deal for Americans. Obama responded, “How exactly are you going to negotiate that?  What magic wand do you have?”

Through better deals, lower taxes, with less government restrictions and regulations, Trump has created a booming economy, perhaps the best in our country’s history, with record breaking unemployment for women, youths, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanic Americans!  Yes Obama, Trump built that!  Trump didn’t wave a magic wand.  Trump is a business man and kept his promises to the American people despite obstacles from Democrats and the Washington swamp of corrupt politicians.

Trump built a stock market to an all-time high, building future retirement and 401k for all Americans.  Trump built an America first agenda, renegotiating NAFTA and unfair tariffs with other nations as promised.  Trump built energy independence through oil and coal exploration as well as the Keystone pipeline.  Trump built American security, protecting America from terrorism.  When was the last time we heard from ISIS? Quietly, ISIS has been destroyed and our military is ever stronger.  The Veterans Administration is being held accountable to help our veterans.  Jerusalem is now the recognized capital of Israel.  North Korea has agreed to dismantle their nuclear weapons. Illegal immigration has been reduced and MS-13, human traffickers, and drug cartels are being targeted through a task force to reduce crime. 

Yes, Trump has built that and so much more.

On the other hand, what has Obama built?

Obama built a doubling of our national debt and the highest number of Americans ever recorded on food stamps.

Obama built Obamacare, resulting in people losing their doctor and medical coverage.

Obama built a failing deal with Iran, giving billions of tax dollars to a regime that vows to destroy America and “wipe Israel from the face of the earth.” 

Obama built ISIS, created through policies to release detainees in Iraq from prison.

Obama built the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap, releasing five ranking terrorists, who ultimately were responsible for killing Americans.

Obama built the scandal of Benghazi, ignoring warnings which resulted in Americans being killed.

Obama built the scandal, what was known as Fast and Furious, where weapons were supplied to Mexican drug cartels and ultimately used to kill to American Border Patrol Agents.

Obama opened the border to criminals.

Obama built racial tension and brought division to an all-time high of disrespect and attacks against police officers.

Obama built gender confusion, allowing men into the women’s bathroom.

So if Obama and the Democrats want to tell America how bad Trump is; then why would Obama and the Democrats try to take credit for everything Trump has done?

Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans.  He can be reached at