Trump’s claims about US economy ‘public relations propaganda’: Analyst

Trump's claims about US economy ‘public relations propaganda’: Analyst

html5: Unsupported video format. Try installing Adobe Flash. 00:00 Share Twitter Embed space play / pause q unload | stop f fullscreen ↑ ↓ volume m mute ← → seek . seek to previous 1 2 … 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% © 2017 Flowplayer About Flowplayer GPL based license Abayomi Azikiwe The optimistic statements by US President Donald Trump’s administration about the country’s economy are "a public relations propaganda,” says a journalist in Detroit. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said he did not see the threat of a recession as the Trump administration seeks to revive trade negotiations with China, adding that he expected a positive year ahead for the US economy. Speaking on Fox Business Network, Mnuchin said US officials still aimed to “get a good deal” with Beijing as talks between the world’s two largest economies prepare to get under way in the coming weeks. He was the latest US official to paint a rosy picture of the US economy, despite recent warnings by economists about an impending downturn. No one should take Mnuchin’s statements at face value “because it is his job to build up confidence, even if it’s a false confidence, it’s his job to make it appear as if the US is unfazed by the imposition of tariffs,” said Abayomi Azikiwe, editor at the Pan-African News Wire. “I believe this is just a public relations propaganda; various sectors in the US economy are experiencing a significant downturn,” Azikiwe said […]

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