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Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, on Monday told reporters President Donald Trump tweeted an incorrect claim that USA gross domestic product had surpassed the rate of unemployment for the first time in more than a century.

Gross domestic product increased at a 4.2 annualized rate in the second quarter of 2018, and the unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in April, 3.8 percent in May and 4.0 percent in June.

Gasparino's tweet referenced Trump's incorrect assertion that GDP had exceeded the nation's unemployment rate for the first time in 100 years. The U.S.is now its 10th year of economic growth, and in its longest period of growth with 95 straight months of job creation.

Following Friday's blockbuster August jobs report, and with nail-biting midterm elections less than 60 days away, the 44th and 45th presidents crossed swords, with Trump continuing to counterpunch through the weekend and into Monday morning.

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Hassett's press briefing was largely supportive of Trump's record on the economy, and the comments about the erroneous Twitter post came in response to a question from a reporter.

Hassett said he suspected someone "added a 0" to the fact as it was "conveyed" to the president.

Trump mistakenly said that Obama's "magic wand" quote was about GDP growth, but it was actually about lost jobs.

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) took notice of Obama's pot-calling-the-kettle-black speech and blasted the former president in a Twitter thread for his blatant contribution to the brokenness of American politics and our current state of discord.

On Sunday, Trump said in a tweet that "the Stock Market is up nearly 50% since Election".

Since Mr Trump took office, after-tax corporate profits are up 15 percent while the S&P 500, a broad-based index of Wall Street stock prices, is up 20%.

Before taking office, Trump regularly accused federal officials of falsifying economic data.

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