Top White House economist fact-checks Trump on GDP claim

Trump also coopted Bill Clinton's famous campaign slogan

Trump also coopted Bill Clinton's famous campaign slogan

But on Monday, the American people were treated to both.

The White House's chief economic adviser, Kevin Hassett, admitted that Donald Trump had been wrong to claim that GDP growth was higher than the unemployment rate for the first time in 100 years.

Meanwhile, under President Obama, quarterly GDP "hit 4 percent or higher four times, and even exceeded 5 percent once", ThinkProgress reported in July.

Hassett told skeptical reporters that the GDP has been higher than unemployment for 10 years and speculated that someone may have given Trump that information with an extra zero accidentally added to the 10. Yet it was 50 words about the media that undercut Obama's credibility with the absurd claim that he - unlike Trump - didn't "threaten the freedom of the press".

But Trump still hadn't changed his false tweet as of Monday night.

World class narcissist and former President, Barack Obama, gave a speech on Friday at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he brazenly laid the current state of political division within the country at the feet of President Donald Trump and the GOP.

"I'm not the chairman of the council of Twitter advisers", he said.

Of course, anyone paying attention at all during Obama's tenure in the White House knows this is peak absurdity; Obama himself frequently fomented hatred and division based on race, gender, economic status, and political ideology.

Hassett also said he's "grateful" when the press points out mistakes.

"It was 100% my fault and I apologized immediately", Hassett said, hand over his heart.

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