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

Trump also coopted Bill Clinton's famous campaign slogan

Trump also coopted Bill Clinton's famous campaign slogan

From a White House that coined the term "alternative facts", admissions are rare and apologies even rarer. Obama urged the American people to vote Republicans out of office this November to usher in "unity".

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

But Trump is correct on his numbers this time, the GDP for this quarter is up 4.2 percent after only 2.2 percent growth in the first quarter of 2018.

Hassett told skeptical reporters that the GDP has been higher than unemployment for 10 years and speculated that someone may have given Trump that information with an extra zero accidentally added to the 10.

Earlier in the day, Trump made the claim on Twitter.

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"I'm not the chairman of the council of Twitter advisers", he said.

Hassett also said he's "grateful" when the press points out mistakes.

Obama last week criticized Trump for repeatedly taking credit for an economy that has continued to grow and add jobs since his own election. Public appearances at the briefings are typically used to praise Trump.

World class narcissist and former President, Barack Obama, gave a speech on Friday at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he brazenly laid the current state of political division within the country at the feet of President Donald Trump and the GOP.

"It was 100% my fault and I apologized immediately", Hassett said, hand over his heart.

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