Top White House Economist Says Trump's GDP Claim Was Wrong

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Last Friday, former President Obama attempted to take credit for the Trump economy, arguing that he started a trend of economic recovery that continued into Donald Trump's presidency.

Who gets to claim credit for the economy? 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.

He also tweeted Monday: "The Economy is soooo good, perhaps the best in our country's history (remember, it's the economy stupid!), that the Democrats are flailing & lying like insane!" Americans are starting new businesses and the increase in startups is accelerating more quickly than it did under Obama, he added, and blue-collar jobs - in mining, construction and manufacturing - are growing more rapidly.

"Since we're the nerds at the White House, we decided that this was a testable hypothesis". Sanders stated that while the numbers were true, the time frame was incorrect. Trump wrote on his Twitter account.

That led Lemon to ask a question about credibility. Trump has systematically dismantled Obama's legacy via deregulation, tax cuts and by eliminating the individual mandate in Obamacare, so it's understandable why Obama is desperate for accolades.

Even the act of holding a briefing appeared to be an attempt to stress normalcy after a wild week of claims of administration dysfunction - though it forced White House aides to wipe off the podium, in a reminder of how rarely it has been used this summer. Small-business owners, as a whole, became far more optimistic about the economy after Trump's election. "It's the highest in 10 years".

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Mr Coveney said: "It will be controversial because everything Donald Trump does these days is controversial". It's not clear why the visit has been cancelled, although it is believed the decision was made in the US.

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Since then, Europe's top teams have met in the Champions League and Europa League, formerly known as the UEFA Cup. A third UEFA club competition is set to be introduced from the 2021-22 season.

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Trump observed the anniversary for the first time as president past year , along with the first lady, at the White House. In December, a would-be suicide bomber set off a pipe bomb in a subway passageway near Times Square, authorities said.

"And at some point, somebody probably conveyed it to him, adding a zero to that, and they shouldn't have done that", he said.

On Monday morning, Trump claimed on Twitter that "The GDP Rate (4.2%) is higher than the Unemployment Rate (3.9%) for the first time in over 100 years!" "We know that is not the ground you want to be on", said Kristen Soltis Anderson, a Republican pollster and Washington Examiner columnist on CNN.

Hillary couldn't win on Obama's record: Lastly, if Obama's economy was so great, why couldn't Hillary Clinton ride the wave into the presidency like George H.W. Bush was able to do with Ronald Reagan?

The White House has previously disseminated false statistics in an attempt to bolster Trump's record on jobs and the economy. The survey shows that 69% of voters describe the nation's economy as good.

"It did not start with Donald Trump", Obama said. Seventy percent say the economy is good or excellent, yet the president's approval rating, his job approval rating - below 40 percent in that and some other surveys.

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

Last month, a Quinnipiac University poll showed the public may be starting to give Trump an increasing degree of credit for the rosy state of affairs: 52 percent credited Trump, while only 37 percent credited Obama.

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