Strong Trump economy at 3.2 percent growth in first quarter defies expectations

April 26, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising U.S. economic growth that came in at 3 percent inflation-adjusted in the first quarter of 2016:

“With 3.2 percent growth in the first quarter, President Donald Trump’s policies of lower taxes, less regulation and better trade deals is destroying the expectations of economists stuck in the Obama-Biden new normal stagnant growth mindset. Wages are up, inflation is stable and jobs are plentiful. The only surprise is some economists refuse to see the reality right in front of them.”


“Government shutdowns don’t cause recessions. The Trump economy grew at 3.2 percent in the first quarter.” By Robert Romano, April 26, 2019 at

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