'Worst take of the year': Columnist gets ridiculed for saying Trump 'improved' most Americans’ lives

'Worst take of the year': Columnist gets ridiculed for saying Trump 'improved' most Americans’ lives
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and senior White House staff, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order ensuring that the American people have priority access to COVID-19 vaccines developed in the U.S. or procured by the U.S. Government, at the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Washington Post conservative author Marc Thiessen is under fire for claiming President Donald Trump "improved the lives of a majority of Americans" in a New Year's Eve column titled, "The 10 best things Trump did in 2020."

"Despite the worst pandemic since 1918, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and the worst racial unrest since the 1960s, a record 56 percent of Americans told Gallup before the election that they were better off now under Trump than they were four years ago," Thiessen writes.

That poll from October also found 56 percent of Americans said Trump did not deserve to be re-elected.

Social media users blasted Thiessen, who is perhaps best known as the George W. Bush speechwriter who repeatedly defended that president's use of torture.

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