Eric Trump Gets Taken To School Over Economic Growth Boast

Lee Moran
·Reporter, HuffPost
·3 min read

Eric Trump earned derision on Twitter Thursday for an out-of-context boast about the growth of the U.S. economy.

President Donald Trump’s son bragged about the 33.1% GDP rise in the third quarter with this post:

Twitter users filled in the gaps.

Critics highlighted how the recovery from this year’s economic crash caused by the coronavirus pandemic is far from complete — with the unemployment rate still at 7.9% ― and noted that the recession-plagued economy now appears to be weakening again as a third wave of the crisis rages across the country.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.