• 'I'm not the chairman of the Council of Twitter Advisers': Top White House economic adviser admits Trump made incorrect claim about the economy

    14 days ago - By Chron

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    Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, on Monday told reporters that President Donald Trump tweeted an incorrect claim about the economy.
    Hassett briefed reporters amid a debate over how much credit Trump deserves for current economic growth, or whether it's a continuation of growth under former President Barack Obama.
    When asked about another Trump tweet that misquoted Obama, Hassett told reporters, "I'm not the chairman of the Council of Twitter Advisers.
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  • 'I'm not the chairman of the Council of Twitter Advisers': Top White House economic adviser admits Trump made incorrect claim about the economy

    'I'm not the chairman of the Council of Twitter Advisers': Top White House economic adviser admits Trump made incorrect claim about the economy

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, on Monday told reporters that President Donald Trump tweeted an incorrect claim about the economy.
    Hassett briefed reporters amid a debate over how much credit Trump deserves for current economic growth , or whether it's a continuation of growth under former President Barack Obama.
    When asked about another Trump tweet that misquoted Obama, Hassett told reporters, "I'm not the chairman of the Council of Twitter Advisers."
    Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, on Monday told reporters President Donald Trump...
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  • Bob Woodward book: Gary Cohn was 'astounded at Trump's lack of basic understanding' about the federal debt

    Bob Woodward book: Gary Cohn was 'astounded at Trump's lack of basic understanding' about the federal debt

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    During a meeting with his top economic adviser, President Donald Trump suggested that since interest rates were going up the US government should simply borrow massive amounts of money.
    That's according to Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House."
    When Gary Cohn explained that increasing borrowing would push up the federal deficit, Trump suggested simply printing money to pay off the debt.
    Cohn explained that could be seriously harmful to the US fiscal and economic situation, but Trump did not appear to understand, the book says.
    During the first meeting between...
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  • Trump reportedly wanted to raise the top income tax bracket to 44%, but Gary Cohn talked him out of it

    Trump reportedly wanted to raise the top income tax bracket to 44%, but Gary Cohn talked him out of it

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump reportedly wanted to raise the top individual income tax bracket to 44%.
    Former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn reportedly talked him out of it.
    Their exchange on the topic was reported by journalist Bob Woodward in his upcoming book," Fear: Trump in the White House. "
    Business Insider obtained a copy of the book, published by Simon & Schuster and set to be released Tuesday.
    President Donald Trump reportedly wanted to raise the top individual income tax bracket by more than four percentage points, but former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn...
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