Trump Pathetically Attempts to Take Credit for How Good The Economy Could Be But Isn’t

President Donald Trump is now taking credit for how good the economy could have been, even though it is not.

Trump went on a factually unhinged tweet storm Wednesday, at one point taking credit for what the GDP growth for the last quarter could have been.

“Economy growing! Excluding hurricane effects, CEA estimates that real GDP growth would have been 3.9% in Q3,” Trump wrote, with a screenshot of a headline showing that the actual GDP growth was 3.3 percent. “Stock market at a new high, unemployment at a low. We are winning and TAX CUTS will shift our economy into high gear!”

So not only is Trump taking credit for a make-believe number, he is also taking credit for the booming stock market he inherited from President Obama, as well as the unemployment rate, which has not changed much under his administration after he spent two years on the campaign trail insisting the unemployment rate isn’t real and is much higher.

It was just one of the factually dubious tweets pushed by a conspiracy theorist-in-chief who apparently now claims the “Access Hollywood” tape was fake and President Obama was not born in the United States.

After retweeting three anti-Muslim propaganda videos that were posted by a leader of a far-right British extremist group who has been convicted and charged with a number of hate crimes, Trump turned to the news of the day.

“Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for ‘inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” Trump tweeted, as if he lives in an alternate reality where he isn’t accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and is not openly supporting a Republican candidate in Alabama who has been accused of molesting, assaulting, and preying on young teenage girls.

He then demanded that someone, it’s not clear who, investigate “Joe Scarborough based on the ‘unsolved mystery’ that took place in Florida years ago.”

Trump is referring to an incident in 2001, when then-Florida Rep. Joe Scarborough’s intern mysteriously died in one of his offices.

A number of conspiracy theorists, then mostly on the left, suggested that Scarborough was having an affair with the intern and presumably murdered her or had her murdered.

The only problem is the actual authorities found no evidence of any of this. Not only did the medical examiner not find any indication of foul play, it was determined that the intern had an unknown heart condition that caused her to fall and hit her head on a desk.

The president is bringing up conspiracy theories that were disproved 16 years ago.

The tweets come on the heels of a New York Times report that quotes Trump as suggesting the voice on the “Access Hollywood” tape is not actually his and alluding to a senator that President Obama’s birth certificate isn’t real. The report also quotes him as continuing to insist that he only lost the popular vote because of millions of illegal votes and claiming that he won demographics and districts he didn’t win.

In just one day the president has shown he is not simply a liar, racist, and ignorant – he is truly unhinged from reality.



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