Yet, something is not quite adding up.
"It is wrong for a President to use divisive language", Rubio factitiously agreed with former President Obama, before listing examples of Obama's divisive tactics, such as labeling opponents of same-same marriage as "bigots", calling the pro-life movement a "war on women", categorizing those who want immigration laws enforced as "racists", and suggesting Republicans are the "enemy of Hispanics".
INSKEEP: That's NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley.
Certainly, the economy is in usually good health: job creation has averaged 211,000 net new positions a month this year, the highest since 2015, when Mr Obama was in charge.
Trump offered the bit of misinformation during a series of tweets touting the economy.
Still, as Trump accurately points out, the recovery under Obama was marked by a slower rate of growth than what followed previous recessions, such as the recovery under President Ronald Reagan in 1983 and 1984. "And at some point somebody probably conveyed it to him adding a zero to that and they shouldn't have done that".
Last month, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders falsely claimed that Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as his predecessor Barack Obama did during his entire time in office.
"When you don't tell the truth, when you just flat-out lie so much, how do you have any credibility, how can we believe that when it's the president himself who's lied thousands of times since he took the oath of office?"
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also took issue with Obama's attempt to blame America's divisions on Trump, calling it "richly ironic" for him to refer to Trump as a "symptom" of the divide. But only 49% say they approve of the way Trump is managing the economy. "Trump thinks he hit a triple". The economy has improved significantly since he began impending his agenda, but some critics claim the upturn was already in the making.
Obama's speech was part of a carefully coordinated strategy to win back a House majority for Democrats. For the GOP to have a 50% chance of keeping the House it will likely need to rise into the mid-40s.
"'Many, many jobs were lost, ' the coal miner said, 'and many towns were destroyed by this".
But right now, that kind of success seems to be overshadowed by the president's failure to make the economy the dominant theme coming out of his chaotic administration. Hassett's upbeat messaging is a good place to start.