Was Obama worse to the press than Trump?

Was Obama worse to the press than Trump?

"What magic wand do you have?" he asked. Of course, that statement was nonsense - the GDP has been higher than the unemployment rate on 185 occasions since 1948, as noted by the New York Times.

In a detailed presentation on Monday, top White House economist Kevin Hassett told reporters the world's largest economy turned a corner in the Trump era, pointing to sharp gains in business investment, business sentiment and corporate registrations.

In the end, Sanders backed down, with evidence that the black employment rate was 3.2 million under the Obama presidency and just 700,000 under Trump.

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". "And I can say that at least we numbers geeks here at the White House are grateful for - when the press finds mistakes that we make, we don't like making mistakes - but we're grateful when they're pointed out, because we want to correct them".

"It was 100% my fault and I apologized immediately", Hassett said, hand over his heart. "And usually the answer is, he doesn't have an answer", Obama continued.

Turkish border closed as Syrians flee fighting in Idlib Province
The Trump Administration has already twice responded to Assad's chemical attacks with military force. Trump called any gas attack a potential "grave humanitarian mistake".

The president seemed to be imprecisely referencing remarks made by Obama at a town hall event in 2016, in which he questioned promises from Trump regarding manufacturing jobs, not economic growth.

Hassett said he suspected someone "added a 0" to the fact as it was "conveyed" to the president. The U.S.is now its 10th year of economic growth, and in its longest period of growth with 95 straight months of job creation.

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

Last week, The Washington Post counted 4,713 false or misleading claims by the president since he took office ― an average of eight per day. He told Salon's Amanda Marcotte that Republicans have a responsibility for allowing Trump to happen and for not doing more to rein him in. "The leadership thought, 'We're going to let this guy play it out".

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