President Biden Accomplished What Donald Trump And Republicans Never Could

Today’s GDP numbers are a confirmation of the historic economic recovery under the leadership of President Biden. They’re also a reminder of Donald Trump and Republicans’ failures to deliver on their economic promises and the hypocrisy of ignoring President Biden’s accomplishments. Republican leaders and Trump were quick to praise the economy at GDP growth of 3% or less, and even promised it would hit 4% and 5%. While they never could deliver that kind of growth, President Biden has.

Donald Trump repeatedly promised 4% GDP growth per year. He failed to get even close:

Donald Trump: “The economy now has hit 3%. Nobody thought it would be anywhere close. I think we could go to 4, 5, and maybe even 6% ultimately. Each percentage point is $2.5 trillion. We are back. We’re really going to start to rock.”

Trump White House: “‘To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth,’ reads the White House site”

Trump White House: “Before President Trump, economic growth was in the 1s. Now it’s over 3%!”

CNBC: “Trump triumphant: ‘We’re going to go a lot higher’ than 4.1% GDP growth”

We don’t expect Republicans to praise President Biden, but these numbers will be hard to ignore considering how they celebrated growth of 3% and less under the defeated former president (though we’re sure they’ll still try).

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel: “You can’t deny our economy is roaring: *fastest GDP growth in 13 years … Thank you @realDonaldTrump!”

Sen. Chuck Grassley: “Great first quarter economic news. 3.2% GDP the US economy under Trump is still running on all cylinders”

Sen. Mike Crapo: “The growth of 3.2% U.S. GDP in the First Quarter of 2019 is excellent news for evidence of a strong American economy!” 

Rep. Scott DesJarlais: “GDP grew 3.1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, the fastest such growth in 13 years. Economy created more than 2.6 million jobs in 2018… openings surpassed the number of unemployed workers for the first time on record!”