Journalists Give Credit to Kevin Hassett For Correcting Trump Falsehood: ‘WH Never Admits This’


The name Kevin Hassett was trending on Twitter this afternoon after the White House economic adviser held a wild press briefing in-which he claimed Donald Trump is responsible for positive economic numbers, admitted the president pushed a false figure on Twitter, and did so while smiling as hard as humanly possible.

Hassett addressed a Trump tweet, in which the president falsely claimed that America’s GDP outgrew the unemployment rate for the first time in a century, by correcting his boss.

Hassett kicked off the presser by displaying several charts that he claimed showed positive numbers for the economy under Trump. He also brushed off assertions that former President Barack Obama is also responsible for the current economic turn, but denied that he was doing this in response to Obama’s speech on the topic, which Trump attacked on Twitter.

“There’s not in any way a timing that’s related to President Obama’s Friday remarks,” Hassett said.

Many pundits and journalists on Twitter (not to mention on air) pointed out the significance of Hassett admitting the president was wrong, while others addressed problems with him giving credit to Trump for the state of the economy:


Of course, Twitter also commented on how Hassett looked during the presser:

Watch above, via CSPAN.

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Caleb Ecarma was a reporter at Mediaite. Email him here: Follow him on Twitter here: @calebecarma