• Obama Takes A Swipe At Trump: ‘America Is Great Right Now’

    President Obama thinks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who says he wants to make America great again, has got it all wrong.

    “There is nothing particularly patriotic or American about talking down America,” Obama said at a meeting of the Business Roundtable in Washington Wednesday morning.

    “Despite the perennial doom and gloom that I guess is inevitably part of a presidential campaign,” he said, “America is winning right now. America is great right now.”

    Obama didn’t mention Trump or any of the Republican candidates by name, but it was obvious with whom he was aiming his remarks. Trump’s campaign slogan is, after all,  “Make America Great Again,” and he has promised if elected, “We’ll win big league,” and “We’ll have so much winning you’ll get bored with winning.”

    He pushed back against Trump’s claim the United States is being “killed” by countries like China.

    “America is in the driver’s seat, if we make some smart decisions. There’s not a country out there, including China, that wouldn’t look at us with envy right now,” Obama said, referring to his upcoming summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    “Our problem is not that China’s going to out-negotiate us” or that Russian President Vladimir Putin “is sort of out-strategizing us. Anyone take a look at the Russian economy lately?”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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