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Monday, September 10, 2018

President Donald Trump said growth in U.S. gross domestic product was higher than the unemployment rate for the first time in over a century, though it's happened several times since 1948, according to historical data reviewed by Bloomberg News.

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More fake news from the fake plastic "president".

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-10 02:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


The White House is walking it back now, saying that "someone" added an extra zero to 10 years, making it 100 years.

Trump Adviser Says President's GDP Tweet Had an Extra Zero
www.bloomberg.com

...One of Donald Trump's top economic advisers said the president erred in a tweet asserting growth in U.S. gross domestic product was higher than the unemployment rate for the first time in over a century.

Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, acknowledged the claim was wrong after media organizations including Bloomberg News published historical data showing the benchmark had been passed many times since 1948....

"I can tell you what is true," Hassett said, when asked about the inconsistency at a White House briefing Monday. "It's the highest in 10 years."

Hassett said he suspected someone "added a 0" to the fact as it was "conveyed" to the president....


Imagine, Pres Trump prevaricating to support his agenda. I am shocked. Shocked, I say. (said in my best Foghorn Leghorn voice)

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-10 03:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Still good economic news which ticks you 2 off to no end.

#3 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-09-10 04:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And that is a fact fishpaw.

#4 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-10 04:57 PM | Reply

"There you go again, a president once said. The current one claimed GDP growth outpaced unemployment for the first time in more than 100 years. We checked, and it turns out the assertion isn't true, a fact one of Donald Trump's aides later conceded. There was an extra zero, he said."

Here's the funny part. He will say it again and again.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-09-10 05:33 PM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY FISHPAW #4 | POSTED BY SNIPPED

Still the result of Obama's economic policies preventing depression, which ticks you 2 off to no end.

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-09-10 05:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Massive deficit spending makes a good economy in the short run, but it can't last.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2018-09-10 05:55 PM | Reply

Still good economic news which ticks you 2 off to no end.

#3 | Posted by fishpaw

Still justifing being lied to on a daily basis and learning nothing each time.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-10 09:15 PM | Reply

This is like when he bragged to Stormy that it was at least 4 inches.... then paid her not to tell the truth.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-10 09:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

JUST ADMIT IT, THE ECONOMY IS FAR, FAR BETTER NOW SINCE 2007.

Get over it and enjoy it now - things are really going to go downhill IF a dem is elected.

I haven't been this busy, or had this much confidence in my job since Ronny! At my age, I can't afford a dem for 3 more terms!

#10 | Posted by Gr8Music at 2018-09-10 10:11 PM | Reply

#10

Too bad what you take in won't make up for what you are loaning the corps and the elite.... especially with the interest you'll pay in future taxes. But as long as you are economically myopic and unconcerned about your children's children's children's future payments, I guess that's OK.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-10 10:18 PM | Reply

100 years, 10 years, 15 minutes, who cares about facts? The point is, DJT gots braggin to do.

His lie was so obvious that even Fox News corrected him. twitter.com

#12 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-10 10:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump exaggerates because he knows his 36% uneducated base thrives on misinformation ~ a fact clearly demonstrated by their posts right here in our own little microcosm.

The rest of us just take everything he says and divide by 4.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-09-10 10:40 PM | Reply

#13. Yep. And the deplorables will actually repeat his lies despite them being debunked mere moments after Mango Mussolini utters them.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2018-09-10 10:49 PM | Reply

Still good economic news which ticks you 2 off to no end.

#3 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-09-10 04:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

| Newsworthy 1

And that is a fact fishpaw.

#4 | Posted by Sniper

This from two idiots who ---- all over the economy riiiiiiiiiight up until November 6, 2016.

In other words, anything that ------ out of your retched mouths means nothing.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-11 01:24 AM | Reply

It was easy to do clumsy, slight-of-hand "magic" for my grandchildren when they were 2 years old. But by the time they were 6, they could see through my lying "magic," and it was fun for them to find me out.

Trump's base folks don't see through Trump's lies simply because they don't want to. That is the difference between them and intelligent 6-year-olds.

And Trump never admits his lies for the same reason: he simply doesn't want to. Along as his lies work on his base, he's happy. And so are Republican politicians in Congress and our State Houses.

The hope is that this November, and in 2020, the rest of us, including Independents, will take Trump and his Republican Party seriously and vote them out of Washington -- and our State Houses.

#16 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-09-11 05:05 AM | Reply

Still good economic news which ticks you 2 off to no end.
#3 | Posted by fishpaw

I hate to break it to you dopes, but there is much, much more to life and existence than money.
I don't care if DJT personally showered every American with gold dust, he is a wretched, pathetic human being as is anyone who could support him.

#17 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-09-11 05:19 AM | Reply

President Trump is a basic LYING SACK OF S••T. FULL STOP

The LYING is his ultimate insult to the American people and from a FOREIGN ENEMY AGENT only to be expected.

And the 25th will allow Trump and his family to skate on their TREASON.

WINNING

#18 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-09-11 08:47 AM | Reply

JUST ADMIT IT, THE ECONOMY IS FAR, FAR BETTER NOW SINCE 2007.

Get over it and enjoy it now - things are really going to go downhill IF a dem is elected.

I haven't been this busy, or had this much confidence in my job since Ronny! At my age, I can't afford a dem for 3 more terms!

#10 | Posted by Gr8Music

You're saying that the economy has vastly improved since 2007, then saying dems hurt the economy.

Who was in the white house from 2008-2016 genius?

Republicans always say they're sick of being called stupid, but they just keep proving it.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-11 10:53 AM | Reply

Republicans always say they're sick of being called stupid, but they just keep proving it.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

It's an indication of how stupid they are-too stupid to even know they're stupid.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-11 11:07 AM | Reply

"things are really going to go downhill IF a dem is elected." - #10 | Posted by Gr8Music at 2018-09-10 10:11 PM

By crucial metrics like GDP, job creation, business investment and avoiding recessions, the economy does a lot better with Democrats in the White House than with Republicans. Just one eye-opening example: Nine of the last 10 recessions have been under Republicans.

source

Oops. And...
...the historical record shows that the economy has done quite a bit better under Democratic presidents since World War II, with faster GDP growth, more reductions in unemployment, greater industrial production, and higher corporate profits.

source

Again, oops.

#21 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-11 11:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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