(NATIONAL JOURNAL) Donald Trump is finally getting to President Obama.
On Wednesday, the president defended America’s economic standing in the world. And, ahead of the second GOP primary debate Wednesday night—and without ever saying his name—he unveiled a hearty defense against the business mogul and GOP frontrunner.
“In the echo chamber that is presidential politics, everything is dark and everything is terrible,” he lamented at the Business Roundtable headquarters in Washington. Presidential candidates, “don’t seem to offer many solutions for the disasters that they perceive but they’re quick to tell you who to blame.”
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He continued: “I’m here to say there’s nothing particularly patriotic or American about talking down America, especially when we stand as one of the few sources of economic strength in the world.”