Fox News Actually Corrects Donald Trump's Embarrassingly Blatant Economy Lie

Donald Trump and Barack Obama

Donald Trump and Barack Obama

"I had to kind of remind them, 'Actually those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016'".

"'President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP, ' stated President Obama". Not long after, Trump fired back at a fundraiser in North Dakota.

Hassett's press briefing was largely supportive of Trump's record on the economy, and the comments about the erroneous Twitter post came in response to a question from a reporter.

"When you don't tell the truth, when you just flat-out lie so much, how do you have any credibility, how can we believe that when it's the president himself who's lied thousands of times since he took the oath of office?"

Regardless of who claims what, here are some undeniable statistics.


Gross domestic product under Trump hit 4.1 percent in the second quarter of this year - showing a growing economy. As for GDP, Obama averaged 2.1 percent growth during his time in office.

"It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say that we don't threaten the freedom of the press because - they say things or publish stories we don't like", Obama said.

Still, as Trump accurately points out, the recovery under Obama was marked by a slower rate of growth than what followed previous recessions, such as the recovery under President Ronald Reagan in 1983 and 1984. The trickier part is deciding which president's policies, if any at all, had more of an influence on the job market and growth. In the end, your answer might depend on your political party affiliation.

Kevin Lewis, the former spokesman, told Hill.TV that Obama came into office when both the US and global economy were in a "free fall", and that he made the "necessary steps" and worked with Congress to ultimately save both.

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