President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to boast of the robust economy and the booming job market. The president said he thought that the media would be giving more attention to all of the historic unemployment and the record job growth.
There is little doubting that many mainstream media outlets push a narrative critical of President Trump so Trump uses his personal Twitter account to reach his supporters, despite what the media reports about him.
“Always heard that as President, ‘It’s all about the economy!'” Trump tweeted. “Well, we have one of the best economies in the history of our Country. Big GDP, lowest unemployment, companies coming back to the U.S. in BIG numbers, great new trade deals happening, & more. But LITTLE media mention!”
The Washington Examiner reports that entering the third year of Trump’s presidency, the economy is the best it has been “in decades.”
From the report:
In the latest Pew Research Center timed for the start of his third year, adults said that the president’s economic policies, dubbed “MAGAnomics”, are much “better” than Obama’s, driving a good economy and job creation.
“More Americans say Trump’s economic policies have made conditions better (40 percent) than worse (28 percent), while 29 percent say they have not had much of an effect,” Pew Research reported, via the Washington Examiner.
“In January 2011, a comparable point in Barack Obama’s presidency, the public expressed mixed views of the impact of his economic policies, with about as many saying his policies made things worse (31 percent) as better (28 percent),” the survey continued.
Other polls out this week also noted high investor and business confidence in the long-term impact of the president’s economic moves.
On trade, the Pew survey found confidence in Trump also.
“Trump engenders more confidence for his ability to make good decisions on trade and the economy than in other areas, especially working with Congress. About half say they are very or somewhat confident in Trump’s ability to negotiate favorable trade deals (51 percent) and make good decisions about economic policy (49 percent),” said Pew.
On Friday, Wall Street saw major gains amid reports that the president and his team were going to win in their trade battle with China.