When Trump added an extra zero in his GDP tweet

When Trump added an extra zero in his GDP tweet

The White House even did a little bit of damage control, sending out economic adviser Kevin Hassett to tell the press that actually, the president should have said that the GDP is higher than the unemployment for the first time in ten years.

Eight weeks from today, the nation will go and vote, rendering the verdict on the first two years of Donald Trump's presidency and their relative judgments of the two parties as well.

The Trump administration has been in trouble in the past for inaccurate economic statistics with CNBC reporting that White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders made false claims about the black employment rate.

GDP growth exceeded the jobless rate as recently as the first quarter of 2006, when unemployment was about 4.7 percent and quarterly GDP growth was 5.4 percent, government data show. Of course, that statement was nonsense - the GDP has been higher than the unemployment rate on 185 occasions since 1948, as noted by the New York Times.

Fox Business' daytime anchor Neil Cavuto has called out Trump on a number of occasions when the president has bashed the "fake news" and the "swamp".

Pence: I'd take lie detector test over NYT essay
Trump, meanwhile, has denounced the Times opinion piece as "gutless" and its publication as a "disgrace" bordering on treason. Vice President Mike Pence said he is " more than willing" to sit down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller .

"And at some point, somebody probably conveyed it to him, adding a zero to that, and they shouldn't have done that", he said.

But Trump's mention of Obama's comments about a "magic wand" appear to reference a June 2016 town-hall event in IN when the former president was asked about Trump's promise to kick-start manufacturing jobs in the country.

"Some of those jobs of the past are just not going to come back", Obama said, during a town hall in June 2016 criticizing Trump's campaign. What magic wand do you have?

When Hassett on Monday was asked to expand on Trump's tweet and his apparent error, he said to reporters, "I'm not the chairman of the Council of Twitter Advisers". The U.S.is now its 10th year of economic growth, and in its longest period of growth with 95 straight months of job creation. They also occurred at the end of Jimmy Carter's and the start of Ronald Reagan's, leaving Mr Trump and Mr Obama in an unusual tug-of-war for credit. Trump said on Monday in a posting on Twitter.

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