"the jobless rate had already been on a steady decline since 2010. Further, unemployment hit a previous 9-year low of 4.6% in Dec. 2016 when Obama was still in office. It climbed back up to 4.8% in Jan., dipped to 4.7% in Feb., and to 4.5% in Mar. 2017."
"'...the United States economy grew at the amazing rate of 4.1%.'"
"That level was reached four times under Obama, including heights Trump has not yet reached, such as 4.6 % (twice) and 5.2 % (once). On two other occasions, Obama oversaw 3.9 % growth."
"US wage levels have flattened since Mr Trump took office. Wage growth has stayed between 2.5% and 2.9% without showing any meaningful rise in the last 12 months."
"the country's trade deficit ... has actually risen to a level not seen since 2008."
"Growth of 4.1% is a fast quarterly growth rate, the highest since the third quarter of 2014 (4.9%).” “Most of this growth comes from the one-time surge in consumption that accompanies deficit-financed legislation.” It goes on to call this a "sugar high."
“Presidents are one small piece of the public-policy picture — and public policy as a whole is only a small part of what shapes and moves a complex modern economy.” “Trump is an economic illiterate with no substantive policy agenda at all.”