Earlier in the week came the reports of Trump saying Q2 GDP would be around 4.8% (correct me if wrong on that number)

Trump breaking with a long standing convention on not commenting on such data ahead of release. But he had discarded convention with his NFP comments along a similar line a month ago or so. He is an unconventional sort of chap.

And, yeah, 4.8% would be terrific.

Expectations are for growth to fall in the back half of the year.

More remarks crossing from the Prez also:

  • We need steel mills for national security
  • This is the time to straighten the worst trade deals ever made