Obama Says America ‘Is Pretty Darn Great’ After Jobs Report

President says labor market strength is envy of the world

by Greg Robb
Market Watch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Barack Obama said Friday said the February jobs report showed that the U.S. economy was the envy of the world and that Republican presidential candidates should stop talking down the economy.

“The facts don’t lie….America is pretty darn great right now,” Obama said in remarks to reporters ahead of a meeting of his economic team. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s motto is “Make America Great Again.”

The Labor Department on Friday reported a surprisingly strong 242,000 jobs created in February.

The president said that he didn’t expect the unnamed candidates would change their “doomsday rhetoric” but said his plans to grow the economy have worked.

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