In a recent speech, President Obama criticized Republicans for making claims about the economy and health care that are “not supported by the facts.” But Obama resorted to some spin of his own.
Obama said “America’s economy is not just better than it was eight years ago — it is the strongest, most durable economy in the world.” Actually, China’s economy grew by an estimated 6.9 percent in 2015 — more than double the U.S. rate.
Obama also claimed that “we’ve seen the first sustained manufacturing growth since the 1990s.” But manufacturing employment has declined by 35,000 in 2016, and it’s still down 2.2 percent from when Obama took office.
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