The White House let Trump speak to reporters for an eight and a half minutes and the result was a portrait of a president who is untethered from reality.
By Stephen Culp
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures extended losses in post-market trading late Monday after President Trump announced a new round of tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced legislation that would require the Trump administration to release wage growth data with quarterly GDP numbers.
"African American unemployment is at record lows. And that would not have happened had the president not ... signed into law the tax cuts and jobs act."
Trump seems to believe – or at least want you to believe – that this rosy economic picture came out of nowhere, thanks to him.
Either the businessman president doesn't understand basic economics or he is intentionally misleading the American public.
Nobody wants to be seen within the same zip code as this president, particularly after he spent the past week defending white supremacists and Nazis.
"Those experts broadly agreed that immigration improves the economy for the native population, even on the per-person level."
"It's like a guy built a house and sold it to someone, and that person walked in and turned the lights on is like, 'Look at the house I built.'"
After six months of failed policy proposals, unprecedented scandals, and a deteriorating mental state, the Trump train has gone completely off the rails.
This president can continue to hold campaign rallies and convince himself that those who show up actually represent the vast majority of the country, but they don't.
A thorough and independent investigation into Trump is a top priority, but Democrats should not lose sight of issues that affect working Americans every day.
That's right: Trump just lost a trade battle with Mexico – over tuna fish.
Trump failed to get his Mexico-funded wall along the southern border, so now he's threatening a trade war with our allies to the north.
What do the economy, health care, terrorism, and immigration have in common? They're all issues Trump is failing on, according to the American people.
Undocumented workers contribute 3 percent of GDP, or nearly $5 trillion in economic growth” that will vanish with Trump’s “military action” against Mexican workers.
His uncertainty about taking the job is evidence that progressive opposition has been loud and effective.
The GOP move hampers the government's ability to protect "public health and safety, the environment, workplace safety and consumer financial protections."
If you're keeping score at home, the number of new jobs Trump helped add to the economy today was zero.
Before the Trump campaign was even an idea, the economy was growing, the stock market was soaring, and deficits were falling.