Obama vs. Trump: Trevor Noah Makes The Call


Gasparino was writing in response to a tweet from Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel. The unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since 2000 at 3.8 percent in May.

Gasparino responded with a mix of snark and anger.

Trump mistakenly said that Obama's "magic wand" quote was about GDP growth, but it was actually about lost jobs.

INSKEEP: Well, let's talk about the politics here because 70 percent of people in a Quinnipiac poll rate the economy as good or excellent, and that is happening on President Trump's watch.

Another prominent Trump ally who contradicted the president's claim was the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Kevin Hassett. "What I do know is that's the highest in 10 years". This has included demonstrators at the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; the Bob Woodward book "Fear" and the daily and sometimes hourly torrent of anti-Trump invective from the major media, which see impeachment as their only hope of returning the establishment to power.

Hassett said he suspected someone "added a 0" to the fact as it was "conveyed" to the president.

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Last month, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders falsely claimed that Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as his predecessor Barack Obama did during his entire time in office. "I complained plenty about Fox News, but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them 'enemies of the people'". The economy is on pace to grow at a 3 percent or faster pace in 2018, which would be the first time since 2005 it would reach that mark.

"When you don't tell the truth, when you just flat-out lie so much, how do you have any credibility, how can we believe that when it's the president himself who's lied thousands of times since he took the oath of office?" There is also the related unknown of whether his outbursts and erratic nature are scaring off some voters who otherwise might be inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt if they feel good about the economy. "So we can go out and estimate recent trends, that is trends that ran in the economy up to the last election, and then compare the recent data to those trends".

Obama's speech was part of a carefully coordinated strategy to win back a House majority for Democrats.

The president did something last week I have long urged him to do.

He will have been encouraged by a Washington Post story Monday reporting that blue collar employment, typically prevalent in Trump country, is expanding more quickly than service sector jobs.