Trump, Biden Campaigns Spar on State of the US Economy

By Ken Bredemeier | VOA News |

FILE – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act, June 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration and the Biden campaign sparred Sunday on the state of the U.S. economy eight weeks ahead of the November 3 national presidential election.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin cited the drop in the unemployment rate to 8.4% in August and the addition of 1.4 million jobs as evidence that the American economy, the world’s largest, is recovering from the worst of the turmoil inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ll have a phenomenal (gross domestic product) in the third quarter” extending from July through September, Mnuchin told the “Fox News Sunday” show.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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