Trump Predicts GDP Growth of 8% to 9% if Trade Deficit Falls Trump Predicts GDP Growth of 8% to 9% if Trade Deficit Falls – NTK Network

Trump Predicts GDP Growth of 8% to 9% if Trade Deficit Falls

The president called into Sean Hannity's radio show to predict future growth for the American economy.

By NTK Staff | 07.27.2018 @4:35pm

President Trump, in an interview with Sean Hannity on Friday, told the Fox host that if the trade deficit falls, the United States could see eight or nine percent GDP growth.

“If I cut [the $817 billion trade deficit] in half, right there, we’ll pick up three to four points,” Trump said. “So you can add that to the four or five, and so we’d be at eight or nine [percent GDP growth].”

The president added that economist and liberal commentator Paul Krugman “doesn’t know a thing,” slamming his predictions.

“I look so forward to seeing the next quarter because this is so sustainable, this is going to go for a long time,” he concluded.

The U.S. economy grew at a rate of 4.1 percent during the second quarter of 2018.

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