In the image, there are
– 3 ways of looking at unemployment
– The GDP
– Federal Budget Deficit
Since 2010, things have been improving.
The trend line from Obama through Trump term to date is steady.
The only difference so far is the deficit.
While the budget deficit can be, and is, drastically affected by the administration at the time (along with Congress), the economy does not follow nice, neat 4 year increments.
The presidents are neither to blame nor to be credited with the economy in any short period of time.
It is us, the American people who are responsible for the economy.
The best thing the president can do is stay out of the way.
BTW, the stock market is a terrible metric for our economic health. If it were a good metric, we would not see the bubbles or rallies and inexplicable big drops. The market is a speculators world and goes up and down accordingly.