comScore Sarah Sanders Singles Out CNN Article As Example of How Trump Has Proven Experts Wrong

Sarah Sanders Singles Out CNN Article As Example of How Trump Has Proven Experts Wrong

On Saturday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders singled out a CNN article as an example of how experts doubted President Donald Trump‘s promise of 4% economic growth.

“How many times will the ‘experts’ be proven wrong about President @realDonaldTrump until they finally acknowledge his policies are working?” Sanders tweeted out, including a screengrab of a CNN story.

This week, news hit that economic growth did indeed hit 4.1%, although expansion is expected to cool soon.

Bloomberg reports:

The U.S. economy accelerated to a 4.1 percent pace of growth in the second quarter, the fastest since 2014, letting President Donald Trump claim a win for his policies even though expansion is projected to cool.

The annualized rate of gains in gross domestic product was just shy of the 4.2 percent median forecast in a Bloomberg survey. It followed first-quarter growth of 2.2 percent that was revised from 2 percent, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Consumer spending grew 4 percent, more than estimated, while nonresidential business investment climbed at a 7.3 percent clip.

The CNN article Sanders referenced was from October 2016 and was based on a survey of economists as well as a paper written by Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Sanders’ decision to single out a CNN article is, in itself, seemingly minor. However, what makes it more noteworthy is that just this week a CNN reporter was also singled out and excluded from a White House event after calling out questions to Trump during a pool spray. That incident raised questions about the White House’s decision to make an example of CNN, a frequent target of Trump’s Twitter ire.

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