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Obama Opens U.N. Speech By Touting His Administration’s Greatest Failures

During President Obama’s final address to the U.N. General Assembly, he touted his successes with: the global economy, taking away terrorist safe havens, the Iran nuclear deal, and the opening of relations with Cuba.

His actual record on these issues is a bit murkier.

Global economy: Sadly for President Obama, the International Monetary Fund recently said: “The world economy was increasingly vulnerable to downside risks including further market turmoil in the wake of this year’s China-led downturn as well as the political consequences of lackluster growth since the 2008 global financial crisis.”

Terrorist safe havens: A CNN/ORC poll conducted in May 2016 shows that 73% of Americans view ISIS as a ‘very serious’ threat to the United States. The recent string of lone wolf terrorist attacks across America doesn’t help Obama’s argument that he has been successful in destroying terrorist safe havens.

Iran Deal: A recent Gallup poll shows that 57% of Americans disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal, while only 30% of Americans approve of the deal.

Cuba: The opening of relations with Cuba has received backlash from both Republican and Democratic members of Congress.

But what’s worse for President Obama’s hopeful optimistic tone is a recent Real Clear Politics polling average that shows 64% of Americans feel the country is headed in the wrong direction right now. Only 28% think it’s headed in the right direction.