Top White House economist fact-checks Trump on GDP claim

Trump wants Obama to know he has a 'magic wand'

Trump wants Obama to know he has a 'magic wand'

Obama apologists might agree with his former spokesman, Kevin Lewis, who says Obama is acting as a citizen, rather than as a former president or the leader of the Democratic Party.

'I'm not the chairman of council of Twitter advisers, ' Hassett quipped.

Trump has attacked journalist Bob Woodward as a "liar" following releases from his new book, 'Fear, ' which depicts utter chaos inside the White House. "We have just begun".

Gross domestic product under Trump hit 4.1 percent in the second quarter of this year - showing a growing economy. The GDP is the rate of the entire economic output for the United States and it's used to measure, on a quarterly basis, the overall health of the economy.

His briefing, Hassett said, was not in reaction to Obama and had been in the works for weeks.

"The Economy is sooo good, perhaps the best in our country's history", Trump tweeted on Monday, adding moments later that he had taken GDP growth over 4.2 per cent "and we will do much better than this!"


"Given the two presidents involved, pyrotechnics and bombast were going to happen whether there was a recovery or not", said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and advisor to former Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

"Well, how exactly are you going to do that?"

"I'm glad it's continued, but when you hear about this economic miracle that's been going on, when the job numbers come out, monthly job numbers, and, suddenly, Republicans are saying, 'it's a miracle.' I have to kind of remind them, actually, those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016", he said during a speech in IL. What magic wand do you have?

Obama last week criticized Trump for repeatedly taking credit for an economy that has continued to grow and add jobs since his own election.

Obama did not mention the GDP.

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