Donald Trump Told Montana Crowd The Economy Would Have Went Down If He Hadn't Won

Type: Takes Undeserved CreditSep 06 2018 Severity:
About: Business & Economy
President Trump attended a rally to support Matt Rosendale, a candidate for the Montana Senate. Later in the speech, Trump took credit for the economy that was already doing well. He told the crowd that had he not won, "we would have been in negative numbers. We were going down." The economy was already on an upswing at that time, with unemployment falling and the stock market rising, which would have likely continued under a Democratic president. Trump's claim that the economy would have instantly reversed, had no basis.

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Quote | He took undeserved credit for an economy that was already in an upswing.

"Had I not won, we would have been in negative — we wouldn't be at 4.2 percent [growth]. We would have been in negative numbers. We were going down. We were low, and we were headed down,” Trump said at a Montana rally.