Fox Business Network's Charlie Gasparino torched President Donald Trump over his Monday tweet in which he incorrectly claimed that the GDP had eclipsed the unemployment rate for the first time in 100 years.
The national unemployment rate was at 3.9 percent in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.More news: EA refuses to back down on loot box ban in Belgium
But as of 3.15 pm in NY, shortly after Hassett conceded the error and hours after the claim was challenged in news stories, Trump's false tweet about GDP and unemployment remained online.
"What is true is that it's the highest in 10 years, and at some point somebody probably conveyed it to him adding a zero to that, and they shouldn't have done that", Hassett said. "Like, from the initial fact to what the president said, I don't know the whole chain of command", Hassett said. Yet it was 50 words about the media that undercut Obama's credibility with the absurd claim that he - unlike Trump - didn't "threaten the freedom of the press".More news: Christian College Drops Nike After Kaepernick Ad: 'We Are Ashamed of Them'
After relaying an incident in which he had inadvertently given an incorrect figure to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, Hassett repeated that the president had made a mistake.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) took notice of Obama's pot-calling-the-kettle-black speech and blasted the former president in a Twitter thread for his blatant contribution to the brokenness of American politics and our current state of discord.More news: Canada, U.S. NAFTA Talks Appear to be Progressing