FBN’s Charlie Gasparino Torches Trump Over False GDP Claim: ‘Utter Bull Sh

The White House even did a little bit of damage control, sending out economic adviser Kevin Hassett to tell the press that actually, the president should have said that the GDP is higher than the unemployment for the first time in ten years.

Gasparino was writing in response to a tweet from Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel.

"The president wrote: "'President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP, ' stated President Obama.

Gasparino responded with a mix of snark and anger.

President Donald Trump on Monday made a claim about the economy that his own White House had to contradict hours later.

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However, Trump's bogus GDP tweet was too obvious for Fox to ignore.

Hassett told reporters the GDP growth rate is higher than the unemployment rate for the first time in 10 years, not 100 as the president suggested in his tweet.

Hassett was also asked to provided clarification on a separate tweet from Trump in which he misquoted former President Barack Obama. I guess I have a magic wand, 4.2%, and we will do MUCH better than this!

"If you look at the collective body of evidence, the notion that what we're seeing right now is just a continuation of trends is not super defensible", Hassett said.

"Just when Hillary Clinton said she was going to start running a positive campaign, she ripped off her mask and revealed her true contempt for everyday Americans", Jason Miller, a senior communications adviser for Trump's campaign, said in a statement at the time. "And usually the answer is, he doesn't have an answer".

"The history of thought about how errors happen is not something I can engage in, because from the initial fact to what the president said, I don't know the whole chain of command", Hassett said.

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