“The history of how errors happen is not something that I can engage in, like from the initial fact to what the president said, I don’t know the whole chain of command. But what is true is that it’s the highest in 10 years, and at some point somebody probably conveyed it to him adding a zero to that, and they shouldn’t have done that.” – White House economic advisor Kevin Hassett, admitting that Trump wildly exaggerated the latest GDP figures.
The GDP Rate (4.2%) is higher than the Unemployment Rate (3.9%) for the first time in over 100 years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2018
White House chief economic adviser Kevin Hassett contradicts President Trump’s tweet falsely stating that GDP growth has exceeded the unemployment rate for the first time in over 100 years. Hassett says it’s 10 years https://t.co/KrFMGb2jDV pic.twitter.com/bGRSD69RvF
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 10, 2018