MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough cites Axios reporting that President Trump’s first term in office is below average for average annualized GDP growth. During his State Of The Union speech this month, Trump claimed the economy “is the best it has ever been.”
Scarborough also gave credit to President Obama for the current upward trend in economic growth.
“He doesn’t like facts, he doesn’t like numbers,” Scarborough said of President Trump. “What’s fascinating is the media runs around all the time, and they’ve been doing it for years … parroting what Donald Trump says about how great the economy has been. Yes, this is a recovery that began 11 years ago.”
“We’ve had 11 years of uninterrupted economic growth. It started with the majority through the Obama administration, and if you just take the three years that Donald Trump has been in office, you take that time period and you compare it to Barack Obama’s final three years, by just about every measure, Barack Obama’s economy was much stronger than Donald Trump’s economy.”