Trump lies about Obama

Mae Love
September 11, 2018

President Donald Trump boasted Monday in a tweet that it's the first time in more than a century that America's gross domestic product growth is higher than the unemployment rate.

Meanwhile, under President Obama, quarterly GDP "hit 4 percent or higher four times, and even exceeded 5 percent once", ThinkProgress reported in July. "There's no answer to it", Obama said.

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.

He said, Trump says he is "going to bring all these jobs back, well, how exactly are you going to do that?"

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

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Fox News research contradicted Trump in a tweet about two hours after his claim, noting that there have been 63 quarters with a GDP growth rate higher than the average quarterly unemployment rate (several during the Clinton administration). The Trump administration has recently promoted false statistics on jobless rates and the stock market's performance as it has touted Trump's record on the economy.

"What magic wand do you have?" he asked.

"We numbers geeks here at the White House are grateful when the press finds mistakes that we make - we don't like making mistakes but we're grateful when they're pointed out because we want to correct them".

He also brushed off assertions that former President Barack Obama is also responsible for the current economic turn, but denied that he was doing this in response to Obama's speech on the topic, which Trump attacked on Twitter.

Before taking office, Trump regularly accused federal officials of falsifying economic data.

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