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Trump really does like taking credit for things he has nothing to do with

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2017-07-27 10:00:02
Trump loves to praise himself. The man just can't get enough of his great self, his best looks, his best ideas, his most beautiful wife and daughter (okay, I'm almost not arguing here). And besides praising himself for things he has done, the last months have shown that he also likes to take credit for everything anyone else has done. A few things he hasn't wanted to take credit for though are Russian hackers, the great Russian connections, he also doesn't want to take credit for being a fool (obviously, as he's yet to understand that), and he's definitely not willing to take credit for the things he has tweeted and that have turned out to be wrong. Sorry, he does take credit for them, but he's never admitting they are wrong. My bad.

Here's a (not full) list of things that trump has taken credit for:

Trump Takes Credit for $1.33 Billion Toyota Spending
In April Trump said that Toyota's announcement "is further evidence that manufacturers are now confident that the economic climate has greatly improved under my administration." While Toyota was pleased to get the man's approval, the spending had been planned around three years in advance and had nothing to do with Trump whatsoever.

Trump took credit for inventing the phrase "priming the pump"
In an interview with The Economist he said that "I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good. " Well, no, mr. Prime, it's a not so uncommon economic phrase that has its roots in the 19th century.

Trump took credit for Panama Canal
He said to the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Venela, that "I think we did a good job building it, right?" Wrong. Panama Canal was built in 1914 and you, mr. Canal, had nothing to do with it. Based on your age, you almost could have been conceived at that time but no, you didn't do anything to help build it.

Trump is taking credit for the border wall with Mexico
This statement concerns the fencing found on the border near Sunland Park, New Mexico. And no, he has nothing to do with it. The credit here belongs to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Trump took credit for the new Amazon jobs
Or actually, that's not 100% true, it was Trump's former press secretary Sean Spicer who said that "The president-elect was pleased to play role in that decision." Amazon announced that they will be hiring 100,000 new full time employees over the next 18 months in the beginning of January. Trump as a businessman should theoretically know that this kind of huge decisions don't happen overnight or...actually, I think he doesn't. That's probably also the reason he's been bankrupt like a gazillion times.

Trump Takes Credit for Veterans CHOICE Act
In April Trump also managed to take credit for reauthorizing Bernie Sanders' Veterans CHOICE Act. He said that "It's time that we now take care of [Veterans]. That's why I'm pleased today to sign into law the Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act. So this is called, the Choice Program Improvement Act - speaks for itself." The name of the act He signed is actually "An Act to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program...well, which means well, he just signed a small extension to the original act.

Trump took credit for Foxconn investment of $10bn in a new factory in the US
"To make such an incredible investment, Chairman Gou put his faith and confidence in the future of the American economy, In other words, if I didn't get elected, he definitely would not be spending $10 billion," he said a few days ago. Nobody actually knows if any credit will be due here at all, as nobody has any clue about when or even where the construction would begin. Should it materialize, this credit might be due in part, but then again, might be not.

Trump claimed he was reducing national dept $400 million a day
Right after taking office, Trump claimed that he was reducing national dept $400 million a day. Simply. Not. True. In reality it's growing. And neither the reduction in debt earlier this year, and the increase of the debt right now, are much of Trump's doing (yet).

Trump takes credit for a new coal mine
In June Trump took credit for a new coal mine in Pennsylvania, yet another thing he had nothing to do with. The plans to open the mine were made well before the election.

Trump takes credit for 1 million jobs
In the beginning of June he also took credit for creating 1 million new jobs, claiming that he has created "more than 1 million private sector jobs.". Based on official data from the Labor Department only 601,000 private sector jobs have been created since January. And the decrease in unemployment rates during the end of Obama era was also similar. And as such, it could be just a continuation and the yellow man might have nothing to do with it.

Trump took credit for Ford's $1.2 billion investment
In the end of March Trump said in Twitter "Big announcement by Ford today. Major investment to be made in three Michigan plants. Car companies coming back to U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!" His presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway added in her own tweet that "Two weeks after @POTUS met with auto execs...Ford plans 'significant' investments in 3 plants." Nope. No. Wrong. The investment actually came from a deal negotiated back in 2015 between Ford and the United Auto Workers union.

Trump takes credit for SoftBank's $50 billion US investment
Trump tweeted "Masa said he would never do this had we (Trump) not won the election!" Wrong. Wrong again. "SoftBank announced the $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund nearly a month before the election, when most pundits expected Mr. Trump to lose. Given its size, the fund was likely to put most of its money in the US, still home to the world's most-promising technology companies," Wall Street Journal reported.

Trump tok credit for saving Ford factory that was not closing
In November 2016, Trump tweeted "Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky - no Mexico. I worked hard with Bill Ford to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky. I owed it to the great State of Kentucky for their confidence in me!" You're a good man mr. Trump, just one thing. The plant wasn't going to close down. They simply wanted to start producing another model there.

Trump is taking credit for not being a jerk while being a jerk
"I was going to say something extremely rough, to Hillary, to her family, and I said to myself, I can't do it," Trump said. "I just can't do it. It's inappropriate. It's not nice."

Trump takes credit for Apple's three new plants
Earlier this week Trump tweeted "I spoke to [Mr. Cook], he's promised me three big plants�big, big, big. I said you know, Tim, unless you start building your plants in this country, I won't consider my administration an economic success. He called me, and he said they are going forward." There are still no comments from Apple about it. Possibly because Trump misunderstood Tim Cook, everyone can imagine that happening. Or he simply lied, everyone can imagine that happening as well. Or if he didn't lie, Apple's decision had had nothing to do with Trump and they don't want to give him any credit where credit is not deserved.

True things aside, Trump could have also taken credit for the Affordable Care Act and left it alone after that. Many people would be way happier.

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