White House adviser admits Trump got his facts wrong in economy tweet

President Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to attack Democrats

The White House even did a little bit of damage control, sending out economic adviser Kevin Hassett to tell the press that actually, the president should have said that the GDP is higher than the unemployment for the first time in ten years.

Hassett also addressed another erroneous tweet posted by the president, one where he claimed that former President Barack Obama had said "President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP".

While the numbers cited by Trump are true, the truth in how long it has been since that last occurred sees Trump well short, with the GDP growth rate outstripping the unemployment rate most recently in the first quarter of 2006. "What I do know is that's the highest in 10 years". Trump said on Monday in a posting on Twitter.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a series of tweets outlining times he felt Obama was guilty of using divisive language, including his infamous 2008 line where he accused "cynical" voters of clinging to "guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them".

Several conservatives jumped on Obama's assertion that President Donald Trump was brought to power by the forces in America that "keep us divided and keep us angry and keep us cynical".

Make sure you vote or I will be impeached, Trump warns supporters
The National Rifle Association announced a new ad campaign against Senator Jon Tester (D., Mont.) on Thursday. Mr Linfesty was standing in the crowd with two friends at Trump's campaign rally in Montana last week.

The White House has previously disseminated false statistics in an attempt to bolster Trump's record on jobs and the economy. She particularly took issue with Obama's statement that Trump has been "capitalizing" on America's historical resentments.

Certainly, the economy is in usually good health: job creation has averaged 211,000 net new positions a month this year, the highest since 2015, when Mr Obama was in charge. Hassett's office took responsibility in a tweet for providing Sanders with inaccurate data.

A Trump referendum: History - since the Civil War - suggests that midterm elections are nearly always a referendum on the party in power.

That's not the case for the S&P 500 Index, which has increased more than 30 percent since Trump was elected on November 8, 2016.

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