Trump Makes False GDP Claim, Reports 'Fox Business'

President Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to attack Democrats

White House economist Kevin Hassett fact-checked a seemingly extraordinary claim about the country's GDP growth rate overtaking the unemployment rate for the first time in more than 100 years.

Gasparino responded with a mix of snark and anger.

Following last Friday's blockbuster August jobs report, and with nail-biting midterm elections less than 60 days away, the 44th and 45th presidents crossed swords, with Mr Trump continuing to counterpunch through the weekend and into Monday morning. The chief White House economic adviser said he wasn't sure how the error occurred but speculated that an adviser "added a zero" when conveying the information to the president.

Hassett's press briefing was largely supportive of Trump's record on the economy, and the comments about the erroneous Twitter post came in response to a question from a reporter.

Despite Trump's incorrect tweet, both figures are good for Trump, with the GDP growth rate the highest in nearly four years and the unemployment rate the lowest it has been in nearly 18 years.

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The president claimed the GDP rate was the highest in 100 years.

The White House also acknowledged on Monday that the tweet was incorrect. I guess I have a magic wand, 4.2%, and we will do MUCH better than this!

"'President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP, ' stated President Obama".

In fact, Obama had been talking about manufacturing jobs - not economic growth - and had said, "He just says, 'Well, I'm going to negotiate a better deal.' Well- what - how exactly are you going to negotiate that?"

"Just when Hillary Clinton said she was going to start running a positive campaign, she ripped off her mask and revealed her true contempt for everyday Americans", Jason Miller, a senior communications adviser for Trump's campaign, said in a statement at the time.

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