Trump and Obama spar over economy as midterm polls near

And he tweeted a video showing him winning the presidential election

The White House even did a little bit of damage control, sending out economic adviser Kevin Hassett to tell the press that actually, the president should have said that the GDP is higher than the unemployment for the first time in ten years.

Gross domestic product increased at a 4.2 annualized rate in the second quarter of 2018, and the unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in April, 3.8 percent in May and 4.0 percent in June.

Following last Friday's blockbuster August jobs report, and with nail-biting midterm elections less than 60 days away, the 44th and 45th presidents crossed swords, with Mr Trump continuing to counterpunch through the weekend and into Monday morning.

While the numbers cited by Trump are true, the truth in how long it has been since that last occurred sees Trump well short, with the GDP growth rate outstripping the unemployment rate most recently in the first quarter of 2006.

In the 70 years since the Labor Department started publishing monthly jobless numbers, the growth rate has been higher than the unemployment level more than 20 percent of the time when compared with GDP, which is reported quarterly.

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Several conservatives jumped on Obama's assertion that President Donald Trump was brought to power by the forces in America that "keep us divided and keep us angry and keep us cynical". "And at some point somebody probably conveyed it to him adding a zero to that and they shouldn't have done that". "From the initial fact to what the president said, I don't know the whole chain of command", Hassett told reporters on Monday.

"Some of those jobs of the past are just not going to come back", Obama said, during a town hall in June 2016 criticizing Trump's campaign. "What magic wand do you have?" he asked.

"Given the two presidents involved, pyrotechnics and bombast were going to happen whether there was a recovery or not", said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and adviser to former Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Donald Trump has been on Twitter again.

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