White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Sunday called out former President Barack Obama for playfully taking credit for strong employment numbers in the U.S. in 2017.
"Can't make it up: Obama now wants credit for the booming Trump economy. At least we can all agree the economy is better under President Trump," Sanders wrote on Twitter.
Sanders then joked that she was "old enough to remember" when Trump's election was predicted to "crash the market."
"One year later: market up over 30%, two million new jobs & 1,000 new manufacturing jobs created every day just last month," she added.
Obama jocularly congratulated himself on Tuesday for solid economic performance in the U.S. during an address at Chicago's North American Climate Summit, despite concerns climate change mitigation initiatives would hinder growth.
"As we took these actions, we saw the U.S. economy grow consistently. We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far, a streak that still continues by the way," Obama told attendees, referring to clean energy priorities and carbon pollution regulations he introduced while serving his two terms in the White House.
"Thanks, Obama," the former president quipped, quoting a meme used by his supporters and opponents throughout his time in office.