The Economy Is Thriving. But Are You?

President Donald Trump loves talking about the strength of the economy. He does it all the time.

And sure, the numbers do look good. The gross domestic product grew by 3.2 percent in the first quarter this year. Disposable personal income rose by 3 percent as well — overall, CNBC reports that this quarter was the best first quarter the U.S. has experienced since 2015.

And 71 percent of Americans believe the economy is “good,” according to a March 2019 poll.

Trump likely plans to campaign on the strong economy. But a Washington Post-ABC News poll demonstrates “a widespread belief that the economy mainly benefits people already in power.”

Who do those economic benefits reward most? And who should take the credit for the thriving economy?

Produced by Morgan Givens.


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