America’s leading small business association has slammed Barack Obama for showing ‘an utter lack of understanding’ of the country’s entrepreneurs when he told them: ‘If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’
In a hard-hitting statement to Mail Online, the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) said: ‘What a disappointment to hear President Obama’s revealing comments challenging the significance of America’s entrepreneurs.
‘His unfortunate remarks over the weekend show an utter lack of understanding and appreciation for the people who take a huge personal risk and work endless hours to start a business and create jobs.’
President Barack Obama said in a speech at the weekend that governments and not individuals create jobs, telling entrepreneurs: ‘If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’
He added: ’You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.’