White House adviser admits Trump got his facts wrong in economy tweet

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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.

"President Obama vs. President Trump, the leader vs. the tweeter, yes we can vs. way too tan". Economic data show this circumstance last occurred in early 2006, or about 12 years ago.

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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.

Hours later, Hassett said during a White House briefing that the GDP rate was higher than the unemployment rate for the first time in a decade.

"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".

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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.

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