President Trump took an economic victory lap Friday by touting a surging US economy that “grew at the amazing rate of 4.1 percent” in the second quarter of this year – and predicting that it is not a “one-time shot.”
“We have accomplished an economic turnaround of historic proportions,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.
We’re on track to hit the highest annual average growth rate in over 13 years and I will say this right now and I’ll say it strongly — as the trade deals come in one by one, we’re going to go a lot higher than these numbers – and these are great numbers,” he said.
“During each of the two previous administrations, we averaged just over 1.8 percent of GDP growth by contrast.”
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