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