Trump's latest boast about the economy isn't even close to accurate

Trump's latest boast about the economy isn't even close to accurate

And indeed, most of Hassett's comments were flattering as he praised Trump's record on the economy.

"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them". "It wasn't him." He added that the recovery under Mr. Obama was the weakest in history. "When President Obama left, after eight years in office, he had only created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans". "And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations", Obama said in April of 2008.

Asked about the veracity of the statement later that day at a White House press briefing, Hassett said: "So I can tell you what is true". "But the president acts like he's detached from this, that somehow he was a dispassionate observer during the eight years beforehand".

In an interview with Fox Business, University of MI economics professor Justin Wolfers questioned the origin of the statistics.

More news: US East Coast braces as Florence forecast to intensify into major hurricane

In his speech Friday, Obama told the crowd that "when you hear how great the economy's doing right now", it is important to "remember when this recovery started".

But as he answered a question from a reporter about Trump's tweet, he also bashfully recalled an earlier incident when he gave Sanders a "bad number".

But Democrats like their chances heading into November, and many are happy to embrace Obama's message. Millions of Americans who can't stand Obama will just tune out the rhetoric, so different than Trump's and so missed by his supporters, but Obama's view of his successor is shared by prominent conservatives such as columnists George Will and Michael Gerson and Sens. "Trump thinks he hit a triple". "I am really focused on making sure that the voters of my district know that I am not somebody that is going to be controlled by the national party".

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