Speed Reads

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Trump celebrates 1.9 percent GDP growth. He blasted the exact same number under Obama.

To quote everyone in President Trump's Twitter replies, "there's a tweet for everything."

Trump on Wednesday celebrated the news that the U.S. GDP's growth rate had fallen from 2 percent to 1.9 percent. To Trump, that slight drop quantifies "the greatest economy in American history!"

Compare that with how the economy performed back in 2012, when GDP growth similarly dropped to a revised 1.9 percent in the first quarter of the year. That was under former President Barack Obama, so Trump had another opinion on the matter. Kathryn Krawczyk