AP Fact Check: Trump imagines 6 percent growth

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding out the prospect of 6 percent growth in the U.S. economy. Put that down to puffery.
By most signs, economists say the country will be lucky to achieve consistent annual growth much over 2 percent.
A look at the president’s remarks at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday:
TRUMP:
—”So we’re at 3.3 percent GDP. I see no reason why we don’t go to 4 percent, 5 percent, and even 6 percent.”
—Speaks of GDP “getting up to 4, 5, and even 6 percent, because I think that’s possible.”
THE FACTS:
Federal Reserve officials and most mainstream economists expect economic growth to hew closer to 2 percent...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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