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Tim Mullaney: GDP comes in close enough to 3% — not bad, but probably as good as it gets for Trump

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Close is good enough in horseshoes, hand grenades and economics.

Cruel little kids in playgrounds will tell you that close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but that’s not really true — close is pretty good in economics too. President Donald Trump came close to delivering 3% economic growth in the first year of his big tax cut — the preliminary numbers on Thursday put growth at 2.9%.

So even Trump skeptics like me should give the man a nod. (Nod). And Trump enthusiasts — there are some — should understand that this is likely as good as it gets.

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