“No — there’s not a Trump bump,” Chad Stone, chief economist at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, said in an interview. “The president is confusing a short-run fluctuation in gross domestic product in one quarter with longer-term trends leading up to this quarter and realistic longer-term projections going forward.”
According to experts, Trump is equating one quarter of higher growth with an annual increase.
When pool entered the tennis clubhouse CNN was on four screens reading: “NOONAN: Trump is 'weak and sniveling'” until your pooler took a picture (on my Twitter and Instagram @mattlaslo) and then a staffer dutifully changed three of the TV's to tennis and one to an infomercial on a really nifty skillet thingy that cooks steaks perfectly in under 5 minutes and comes with a bonus griddle!
This is probably the least of Trump's faults, but on President Obama's far-less-frequent trips to the links, the pool was usually provided with the names of Obama's partners. Trump's staff won't even admit when he's playing golf. Ironically, that's when Trump is doing his best work for the country: nothing.
Considering we got worse healthcare for higher costs under Obamacare though
First, citation needed.
Second, if that is the case, how do you explain the CBO projection for the impact of the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017, which is basically identical to the 2015 repeal bill which congress passed and which Obama vetoed? Here's what the CBO says:
Average premiums in the nongroup market (for individual policies purchased through the marketplaces or directly from insurers) would increase by roughly 25 percent—relative to projections under current law—in 2018. The increase would reach about 50 percent in 2020, and premiums would about double by 2026.