When Trump added an extra zero in his GDP tweet

Sep 13, 2018, 03:30
When Trump added an extra zero in his GDP tweet

President Donald Trump said growth in USA gross domestic product was higher than the unemployment rate for the first time in over a century, though it's happened several times since 1948, according to historical data reviewed by Bloomberg News.

"The president wrote: "'President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP, ' stated President Obama.

Standing behind the same podium where the former White House press secretary Sean Spicer once falsely claimed that Trump's inauguration drew the largest crowd there had ever been, Hassett thanked the reporter for the chance to set the record straight.

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While the numbers cited by Trump are true, the truth in how long it has been since that last occurred sees Trump well short, with the GDP growth rate outstripping the unemployment rate most recently in the first quarter of 2006.

"When the press finds mistakes that we make, we don't like making mistakes, but we're grateful when they're pointed out, because we want to correct them", Hassett added.

In response, Trump did what he does best - talked utter bollocks that made little to no sense. "We will do MUCH better than this!"

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He tweeted simply, "Happy Anniversary", captioning a video of the former Democratic presidential nominee speaking at a fundraiser in New York City, saying half of Donald Trump's supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables" characterized by "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic" views. "I have to kind of remind them, actually, those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016".

"The notion that what we're seeing right now is just a continuation of trends is not super defensible", he said. "President Obama took office during the worst downturn since the Great Depression", he said. "It wasn't him." He added that the recovery under Mr. Obama was the weakest in history. He noted that he wasn't sure who gave Trump the inaccurate information.

Donald Trump has been on Twitter again.

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