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Here are 15 charts that compare the Trump vs. Obama economy

President Barack Obama stands at right as first lady Michelle Obama hugs President-elect Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Is a recession coming in 2020 or 2021? Experts continue to debate the conflicting signals, but an equally telling question might be: How does the ”Trump economy” compare to Barack Obama’s?

President Donald Trump constantly refers to the economy as ”strong,” ”terrific” and the ”greatest in the history of our country,” but a closer look at the data shows a mixed picture in terms of whether the economy is any better than it was in Obama’s final years. The economy is growing at about the same pace as it did in Obama’s last years, and unemployment, while lower under Trump, has continued a trend that began in 2011...

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