Come on, Trump - you can't claim credit for another president's successes

In a recent tweet, Donald Trump emphasised the increasing strength of the US economy

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President Donald Trump looks over towards Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

Since almost immediately after his inauguration as 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump has been claiming credit for what he sees as a miraculous recovery in the nation’s economy. Barely a day goes by without a tweet trumpeting a new jobs deal or the strength of the US stock market. But how much credit is actually due to his administration? Incoming governments have a tendency to claim merit for post-electoral improvements in the economy and to blame their predecessors for worsening conditions – but how long does it really take for any policy changes to work ...