First, they said it would be impossible for President Trump to achieve 3% GDP growth during his first year in office.
When it happened, they said “not again.” Hurricane season and lost infrastructure in Texas and Florida would knock down the numbers.
But today came the latest official data on the American economy – and so-called “experts” are stunned!
America is now showing robust economic growth. Gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 3 percent during the third quarter. It was the second quarter in row where growth hit that mark.
Like a head coach hoping to pour it on after a couple of early touchdowns, Trump and his team maintain that we’re just getting started.
“The engine of the American economy is revving up, and the president is ready to pour in the rocket fuel through massive tax cuts and reforms,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at the White House on Friday.
More from The Hill:
The new figures come as the White House and Republicans on Capitol Hill move into top gear in their efforts to pass tax reform. If they are successful, it will stimulate the economy further, they say.
At the White House media briefing on Friday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “The engine of the American economy is revving up, and the president is ready to pour in the rocket fuel through massive tax cuts and reforms.”
Trump allies say that the president himself prioritizes the economy above all else — in part because of pride in his own business record, but also because he recognizes that the people who put him into office are desperate to see an uptick in their fortunes.
“There is nothing I have seen him more obsessed about, and focused on, than that one issue,” said Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media and a personal friend of the president.
“Donald Trump lights up when you start talking about things related to bringing jobs back to the United States — especially in states that lost employment during the economic crisis or are in the Rust Belt.”
The Washington Post quickly responded with a story quoting economic “gurus” who say that the continued 3% growth is a fluke and won’t last.