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Trump Adviser Says President’s GDP Tweet Had an Extra Zero

  • Trump claimed first time in century GDP above jobless rate
  • GDP growth sat above jobless rate multiple times since 1948
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Mitch Daniels, former governor of Indiana, says President Trump deserves credit for a growing economy.Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
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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.