Bruce Levell, an adviser to President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, is refusing to give former POTUS Barack Obama credit for the millions of jobs created under his administration.
During a recent interview with MSNBC host Alex Witt, Levell dubbed Trump the real “Yes We Can” president and supported Trump’s taking credit for record-low unemployment among Black Americans. Witt pointed out that that downward trend began under Obama, but Levell still refused to give credit where credit was due.
“Do you think, Bruce, it is a bit disingenuous to say that this has happened, that Black unemployment has happened under President Trump, when look at what’s on the screen right now?” said Witt, motioning to an infographic showing how Black unemployment declined much further Obama than Trump.
“When you’re the president of the United States, you know as well as I do, you get the credit, good or bad,” Levell responded.” … The numbers speak for themselves. But what I’m trying to tell you is that you have a leader here in the Oval Office who’s putting out this cheer and putting out this euphoria of ‘Yes We Can.’ We can do all this and we can build this nation, we can build our business. That spills over into our American democracy that people want to make a better change. So, he gets the credit for this! We’re not looking back, we’re looking forward.”
Watch the rest of their exchange above.