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In year of chaos, Trump’s boost to economy can’t be denied

NY Post [1]
December 7, 2017

President Trump has an ace in the hole that his opponents are forgetting. Again!

Despite all the sideshows — the alleged Russian interference in the election, obstruction of justice probes, ringers in Trump investigations and, of course, the president’s big mouth and poor judgment — Trump became president because of one thing: The US economy hadn’t been growing enough to please voters.

The sideshows (which I’ll get into later) continue, but the economy looks like it is doing better. So Trump is scoring points on the one issue that matters most to voters.

According to the official numbers, the economy is growing moderately well, compared with the weak growth during the Obama administration. The gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 3.3 percent in the third quarter in 2017. That followed the second quarter’s 3.1 percent.

So far, the fourth quarter is humming along at an annualized growth rate of 3.2 percent, according to projections.

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