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Trump's top economist says he can't explain Trump's false tweet on the economy

Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, speaks during a White House press briefing in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON - The White House's top economist on Monday acknowledged that President Donald Trump had made a false statement hours earlier when he used a pair of statistics to describe the strong economy.

Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, speaking in the White House press room, said he did not know how Trump obtained the false information...

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