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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of the Economic Club of New York President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of the Economic Club of New York, in New York, Nov. 12, 2019 (AP photo by Seth Wenig).

Trump’s Boasts of an Economic ‘Boom’ Are Misplaced and Misguided

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Neil Bhatiya is filling in for Candace Rondeaux this week.

President Donald Trump this week laid out his most direct case yet for staying the course in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. In a speech to the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, he boasted that his “America First” policies had delivered stronger-than-expected economic growth and new jobs for millions of Americans, despite the disruption caused not only by his trade war with China, but also by the tariffs he has imposed on close U.S. allies in Europe. ...

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