Republican Party chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has a number for those in the media who said President Donald Trump was “dreaming” when he said he could achieve three percent gross domestic product growth.
And that number is 3.2 — the percentage of GDP growth by the U.S. in the first quarter of 2019.
The mainstream media said @realDonaldTrump was “dreaming” if he thought he could get 3% GDP growth.
No, you aren’t dreaming.
First quarter GDP growth was 3.2% – the best Q1 in years!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 28, 2019
On May 19th, 2017, the Los Angeles Times published an editorial with the headline, “If Trump thinks he can get more than 3% economic growth, he’s dreaming”:
During the presidential campaign, Trump promised growth of 3.5% a year, and sometimes even 4%. There’s no disagreement that a sustained growth rate of this magnitude would be a significant achievement. Over the past decade, the economy has grown at an average of about 2% a year.
Now, if the economic trajectory remains on its current course, will the L.A. Times write editorials next year (during the election) revisiting that line, “There’s no disagreement that a sustained growth rate of this magnitude would be a significant achievement”?
They are always wrong https://t.co/WuYM1DQlII
— Jesus Alvarez (@JalvarCabe) April 28, 2019
But it wasn’t just the media.
The “magic wand” at work https://t.co/8LXaP9xODW
— Nick ? (@FryGuy4256) April 28, 2019
President Obama said Trump would need a magic wand for the economy to get to where it is.
Obama to Trump: 'What magic wand do you have?' https://t.co/gzRwW2gfsi
— Briefing Room (@briefingroom) June 2, 2016
The magic wand is called deregulation and tax cuts.
It’s simple and very effective.
Democrats should try it sometime.