President Trump claimed during a rally on Saturday that the U.S. economy will grow at unprecedented levels because of his trade policies.
“It really has been amazing, it’s been a miracle to a lot of people,” Trump said of recent U.S. economic growth during the rally in Ohio.
“I campaigned and I purposely didn’t mention the kind of numbers that we’re achieving because I didn’t want to be accused of exaggeration by the fake news media,” he said.
“If I would have said 4.1 percent GDP (Gross Domestic Product), it would have been major headlines — and by the way it’s going a lot higher. You can mark my words it’s going a lot higher,” Trump continued.
The president said that if he brings “the trade deficits down, we could pick up 3 or 4 points in GDP.”
“Nobody says that,” he said, “they think we can’t go any higher. We can go much higher.”
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