Who Inherited a Mess?
America faces all sorts of problems and challenges in 2017, but which President “inherited a mess?”
(A) Abraham Lincoln March 4, 1861
(B) Franklin Roosevelt, March 4, 1933
(C) Barack Obama, January 20, 2009
(D) Donald Trump, January 20, 2017
(A) The civil war began on April 12, 1861, five weeks after inauguration. President Lincoln inherited a mess.
(B) Unemployment was 24.9% in 1933 and the President had to declare bank holiday the day after his inauguration. President Roosevelt inherited a mess.
(C) Unemployment was 7.6% headed to 10% in January 2009 and the financial system was at a standstill. President Obama inherited a mess.
(D) Unemployment was at 4.8% and the stock market was at record highs in January 2017. President Trump didn’t inherit a mess: he began making one.