The 1st quarter economic report was released — showing minimal growth, and The White House pointed to factors other than its own policies, of course.
“The Department of Commerce reported that U.S. gross domestic product rose 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the third straight sluggish start to a year. Consumer spending and business purchases both fell. Jason Furman, Mr. Obama’s top economic adviser, blamed the first-quarter slowdown on “weak foreign demand and low oil prices,” and some private economists say growth should pick up later this year.”
Time will tell when the jobs report comes out in early June if growth is apparent or not.