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Biden Says Trump Squandered Economic Expansion Begun With Obama

June 8, 2020, 10:01 PM

Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump’s stewardship of the economy Monday, citing the official declaration that the U.S. entered a recession just as the coronavirus was starting to take hold in February.

“Trump inherited the longest economic expansion in history from the Obama-Biden administration, but like everything else he’s inherited, he has squandered it,” Biden said in a statement, first shared with Bloomberg News.

Biden, the likely Democratic nominee, criticized Trump’s tax cuts and said the president “turned his back on the middle class” by focusing on an agenda that he said helps corporations and the wealthy. The ...