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India growing at 8%, why US is not, says Trump

Donald Trump criticized outgoing President Barack Obama for leading a slow economic growth

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Oct 29 2016 11:24AM | Updated Date: Oct 29 2016 11:24AM

India growing at 8%, why US is not, says Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized outgoing President Barack Obama for leading a slow economic growth, arguing that if a large country like India can grow at eight per cent, why not the US?

 

Trump's asked the reason for slow growth in an election rally in Manchester, New Hampshire. He said that the latest figures showed the American economy grew only 2.9 per cent in the third quarter this year.

 

The outspoken billionaire from New York said, Obama is the first American president under whom the economic growth rate of the US has not crossed three per cent in any of the years.

 

Trump said that he is being told that the US cannot grow faster as it is a big country. He added, "Well, India is a large larger country and it is a growing at 8 per cent." 

 

Asking his audience, he said, if India can grow at such a high rate, why the US is not. China is also growing between six and seven per cent. “If they (India, China) grow at two-three per cent, this would be considered disastrous by them,” he said.