Capitol Report: Fact checking Trump’s victory lap after the second-quarter GDP report

President Donald Trump on Friday convened a Rose Garden celebration of economic data showing 4.1% growth in gross domestic product during the second quarter.

Here’s a look at what was said by Trump, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, and how truthful their comments were.

Trump: “We are on track to hit the highest annual average growth rate in over 13 years.”

POSSIBLY. The U.S. did grow 2.9% in 2015 — that looks beatable, but it’s by no means certain. The fastest GDP growth before that was 3.5%, achieved in 2005.

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