Trump and Obama spar over economy as midterm polls near

He retweeted Obama on Jimmy Kimmel's'Mean tweets segment of his late night show

He retweeted Obama on Jimmy Kimmel's'Mean tweets segment of his late night show

Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, on Monday told reporters President Donald Trump tweeted an incorrect claim that USA gross domestic product had surpassed the rate of unemployment for the first time in more than a century.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in response to Obama's speech that, "The more former President Obama speaks about the "good ol years" of his presidency, the more likely President Trump is to get re-elected". He pointed out it was the first time in 10 years that GDP growth exceeded the unemployment rate.

Another prominent Trump ally who contradicted the president's claim was the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Kevin Hassett.

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President Donald Trump spent the morning bragging about the economy. "Like, from the initial fact to what the president said, I don't know the whole chain of command", Hassett said. I guess I have a magic wand, 4.2%, and we will do MUCH better than this!

"I'm glad it's continued, but when you hear about this economic miracle that's been going on, when the job numbers come out, monthly job numbers, and, suddenly, Republicans are saying, 'it's a miracle.' I have to kind of remind them, actually, those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016", he said during a speech in IL.

"When people ask me, 'how's the economy doing?' I ask them, whose economy are you talking about?" "And, usually, the answer is he doesn't have an answer". Recessions bookended the start and end of Mr George W. Bush's presidency and marked the end of Mr George H.W. Bush's.

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"Given the two presidents involved, pyrotechnics and bombast were going to happen whether there was a recovery or not", said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and adviser to former Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

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