Trump Jr. falsely claims that GDP growth never passed 2 percent under Obama

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump tweets raise questions about why Manafort jury isn't sequestered Giuliani: Trump Tower meeting was 'originally for the purpose of getting information about Clinton' Bannon: If Trump knew about Trump Tower meeting ‘you have to question it’ MORE falsely claimed that quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) growth never passed 2 percent under former President Obama — even though it did 15 times.

“Incredible numbers,” the president’s eldest son tweeted on Friday following the announcement of the strongest quarterly GDP growth in nearly four years. “I remember when ‘the experts’ laughed about breaking 3%. Just because Obama never broke 2% doesn’t mean that someone with great policies can’t. Let’s keep this going.”

His tweet was a response to Labor Secretary Alexander AcostaRene (Alex) Alexander AcostaTrump Jr. falsely claims that GDP growth never passed 2 percent under Obama Small businesses just scored a win on health-care costs RNC chairwoman, Labor secretary pull out of annual Latino conference MORE announcing 4.1 percent GDP growth in 2018’s second quarter. 

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There were 15 quarters during Obama's administration when GDP growth surpassed 2 percent, The Week noted on Friday.

There were eight quarters of growth of at least 3 percent, including three of 4 percent or better.

The highest GDP growth of Obama's presidency was during the third quarter of 2014, when it hit 5.2 percent.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump threatens ex-intel official's clearance, citing comments on CNN Protesters topple Confederate monument on UNC campus Man wanted for threatening to shoot Trump spotted in Maryland MORE credited his tax and regulatory policies for the solid numbers during a White House speech on Friday. 

The president said the country is growing "at the amazing rate" and that "we're on track to hit the highest annual average growth rate in over 13 years."