Trump Tweets: Hits media, thanks Jimmy Carter


President Trump went after the media Saturday morning in two separate Twitter posts.

The Commerce Department data released Friday revealing that the U.S. economy expanded at a faster pace than was forecast in the third quarter, despite the losses incurred from the recent hurricanes.

Consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of the economy, added 1.6 percentage point to growth last quarter. One of the driving factors was motor vehicles sales, which rose as Americans replaced cars damaged by the storms.

Another related report Friday noted that President Trump’s plan to reduce the corporate tax rate to 20 percent will create more than 587,000 full time jobs, raise wages by more than 2.5 percent, and lift the GDP by 3 percent.

Saturday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted out a reminder that the media hadn’t been focusing on the good news about the economy, saying, “Very little reporting about the GREAT GDP numbers announced yesterday (3.0 despite the big hurricane hits). Best consecutive Q’s in years!”

President Trump then sent out another Twitter post, thanking former President Jimmy Carter, who agreed in a recent interview with the New York Times, “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about.”

Trump tweeted his thanks, saying, “Just read the nice remarks by President Jimmy Carter about me and how badly I am treated by the press (Fake News). Thank you Mr. President!”

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