Trump made false claim about economy, GDP, unemployment rate: White House

And he tweeted a video showing him winning the presidential election

This time to tout his economic success, with the GDP growth rate hitting 4.2 percent for the last quarter and topping the unemployment rate of 3.9 percent, something Trump claimed "for the first time in 100 years".

"I guess I have a magic wand", Trump said, pointing to 4.2 percent GDP growth in the last quarter.

Standing behind the same podium where the former White House press secretary Sean Spicer once falsely claimed that Trump's inauguration drew the largest crowd there had ever been, Hassett thanked the reporter for the chance to set the record straight.

Despite Trump's incorrect tweet, both figures are good for Trump, with the GDP growth rate the highest in nearly four years and the unemployment rate the lowest it has been in nearly 18 years.

Mr. Trump made clear he does not plan to surrender to his predecessor easily. "We will do MUCH better than this!"

For the most part, Barack Obama has remained silent in the face of a constant barrage of insults and abuse from his successor.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a series of tweets outlining times he felt Obama was guilty of using divisive language, including his infamous 2008 line where he accused "cynical" voters of clinging to "guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them". What magic wand do you have? The U.S.is now its 10th year of economic growth, and in its longest period of growth with 95 straight months of job creation.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also took issue with Obama's attempt to blame America's divisions on Trump, calling it "richly ironic" for him to refer to Trump as a "symptom" of the divide. Trump said Monday in a posting on Twitter.

Wilson, who worked in the State Department under Dick Cheney and was a campaign strategist for Rudy Giuliani, spoke about his new book, ["Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever,"]( //www.amazon.com/dp/dp/1982103124/?tag=saloncom08-20) on "Salon Talks".

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