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Trump Takes Credit for Shell Plant Announced During Obama's Presidency

Here’s the Trump presidency in a snapshot: If there is an issue, blame former President Barack Obama and his administration. If there is a triumph that spills over from the previous presidency, take all the credit. And when not doing either, systematically work to undo the previous administration’s legacy. On Tuesday, Satan’s most precious in-grown hair took all the credit for plans to build a Shell manufacturing plant in western Pennsylvania that he had absolutely nothing to do with. The Associated Press reports that what was originally billed as an official White House event turned into another white nationalist pep rally for his abysmal presidency. And in the process, Donald Trump rewrote history—which is just another way of saying Trump lied to benefit Trump—taking credit for the plant, which was announced in 2012 toward the end of Obama’s first term as president. “I don’t think they give a damn about Western Pennsylvania, do you?” Trump told the crowd, which AP notes was littered with workers wearing work vests and who were paid by Shell to be there.

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