Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Top White House economist fact-checks Trump on GDP claim

Top White House economist fact-checks Trump on GDP claim

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) took notice of Obama's pot-calling-the-kettle-black speech and blasted the former president in a Twitter thread for his blatant contribution to the brokenness of American politics and our current state of discord.

Asked about the veracity of the statement later that day at a White House press briefing, Hassett said: "So I can tell you what is true".

President Donald Trump began his week on his phone, lashing out at real and perceived foes on Twitter after last week's news cycle took a toll on the White House.

Fox News was not the only media outlet to push back.

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President Trump has spent a good part of the morning tweeting about the economy, while his surrogates, especially Kellyanne Conway, have been keeping the anonymous New York Times op-ed in the headlines.

Twitter had fun with Trump's fake news - and the takedown by Fox.

"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them".

In fact, the GDP has been higher than the unemployment rate more than 20 percent of the time since 1948, according to actual facts.

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