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Trump Paints Picture of 6% Growth, Passing Even the Rosiest Forecasts

U.S. President Donald Trump, center left, speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C., on  Dec. 6, 2017. 

U.S. President Donald Trump, center left, speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C., on  Dec. 6, 2017. 

Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/UPI via Bloomberg

President Donald Trump is painting a picture of U.S. economic growth that’s well beyond even the rosiest of forecasts: 6 percent.

Trump said Wednesday that high consumer confidence, solid job creation and tax cuts could push the expansion to levels not seen in 14 years. “I see no reason why we don’t go to 4, 5, even 6 percent,” he told cabinet members, echoing similar comments he’s made since he began his presidential campaign in 2015.