White House Corrects Trump’s Tweet on GDP, Unemployment

White House Corrects Trump’s Tweet on GDP, Unemployment

White House Corrects Trump’s Tweet on GDP, Unemployment

I guess I have a magic wand, 4.2%, and we will do MUCH better than this!

Several conservatives jumped on Obama's assertion that President Donald Trump was brought to power by the forces in America that "keep us divided and keep us angry and keep us cynical".

Yet, something is not quite adding up.

That's not just because lower unemployment is better, while higher GDP is preferable. A new CNN/SSRS poll put him at 36%, down six points in a month. "The leadership thought, 'We're going to let this guy play it out".

The President has no doubt he can buck the ill omens. So it's not - it's often the economy, stupid but not always just the economy. Trump said on Monday in a posting on Twitter. He added that entrepreneurship was struggling before the new administration took over.

INSKEEP: That's NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Sanders stated that while the numbers were true, the time frame was incorrect.

Former President Barack Obama is on the campaign trail, stumping for Democratic candidates in a midterm election in which he says our very democracy is at stake.

In the Donald Trump era, Rick Wilson has made a name for himself as one of the more fiery members of the small minority of conservatives who are willing to speak out against Trump.

In the longer term, the furor facing Sanders underlined one of the central themes of the midterm campaign so far - that the humming economy should have put Trump in a far better position than he is in now. He noted that he wasn't sure who gave Trump the inaccurate information.

White House economist Kevin Hassett fact-checked a seemingly extraordinary claim about the country's GDP growth rate overtaking the unemployment rate for the first time in more than 100 years. "It's the highest in 10 years".

The Trump administration has been in trouble in the past for inaccurate economic statistics with CNBC reporting that White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders made false claims about the black employment rate.

"It makes the story about the "are you honest and trustworthy piece" and not the "how is the economy doing piece".

"By making it about some fact that is not a fact, it takes it away from his economic message".

The president did something last week I have long urged him to do. "That's Trump, it's not Obama", said Varney. Trump offered hope for former Obama voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin that handed him the victory over Hillary in 2016.

The president is also taking on heavy water in other areas of performance. "Trump thinks he hit a triple".

Who gets to claim credit for the economy?

Obama's speech was part of a carefully coordinated strategy to win back a House majority for Democrats.

Still, optimism doesn't automatically translate into more spending or jobs. Hassett's upbeat messaging is a good place to start.

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