The president warned the stories about the struggling economy ‘won’t work because I always find a way to win.’
Trump has made a strong U.S. economy the centerpiece of his argument to voters on why they should give him a second term in office.
Donald Trump slammed reports the United States is headed toward a recession
‘The Economy is strong and good, whereas the rest of the world is not doing so well. Despite this the Fake News Media, together with their Partner, the Democrat Party, are working overtime to convince people that we are in, or will soon be going into, a Recession,’ he tweeted Friday morning.
‘They are willing to lose their wealth, or a big part of it, just for the possibility of winning the Election. But it won’t work because I always find a way to win, especially for the people! The greatest political movement in the history of our Country will have another big win in 2020!,’ he added.
Aides told the president earlier this month that some of their internal forecasts showed the economy could slow markedly over the next year – not quite a recession but a dip that would come as his re-election campaign was kicking into high gear,
And Trump responded he thinks he can convince Americans the economy is strong – despite what any numbers show.
Their private caution comes as advisers publicly insist the economy is doing great – echoing the president’s messaging.
‘Our economy is incredible,’ Trump told reporters on Tuesday.
‘We think the economy is in sound shape,’ Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, told reporters at the White House on Thursday afternoon.