Has Trump's Response to Covid-19 Saved Our Country?

Did Trump’s Response to Covid-19 Save Our Country’s Economy?

Covid-19, President Donald J Trump
OPINION |This article contains political commentary which reflects the author’s opinion.

President Donald Trump’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has actually saved the U.S. economy. The IMF (International Monetary Fund Organization) shows that the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the U.S. declined less than every other G7 member nation during the pandemic. In spite of the effects of Covid-19, the Atlanta Fed is estimating a 32% increase in the U.S. GDP for the 3rd quarter of 2020. President Donald Trump’s America First Plan is working.

GDP Loss Forecast from IMF (International Monetary Fund Organization)

GDP Loss Forecasts from the International Monetary Fund Organization
Source: The Ingraham Angle, October 13, 2020 on Fox News Network

The chart above from the IMF (International Monetary Fund Organization) indicates the GDP loss forecasts show that the United States beats every one of the other G7 member nations in managing the Covid fallout. Laura Ingraham points out that the GDP loss for the Eurozone is 8.3%. If the United States had followed Europe’s lead, our loss would have included an additional $770 Billion (based on Fox News calculations). Trump’s reactions and policies have put us ahead.

Trump’s First Term Economic Accomplishments

  • Family income increased by $6K (more than 5 times the gain during the 8 years of the Obama administration).
  • After the Trump tax cuts took effect, wages for the lowest income Americans grew twice as fast as those on the top.
  • African American wages grew 9 times more.

U.S. Economic Growth Forecast

The economic outlook for 2020 looks promising under the Trump administration. The Atlanta Fed (the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta) recently released their GDPNow forecast which is estimating a 32% increase in the U.S. GDP for the 3rd quarter of 2020. That would be the largest quarterly economic growth of GDP in the history in the history of the United States.

Atlanta Fed Forecasts 32% Growth for U.S. 3rd Quarter of 2020
Source: Atlanta Fed GDPNow Forecast of 32% Economic Growth for U.S. 2020 3rd Quarter

Over to You

What are your thoughts? Do you have confidence in President Trump’s America First economic plan? Do you feel that Trump did the best that a president could do in response to the Covid-19 pandemic? Do you believe that the U.S. economy would thrive under a Joe Biden presidency?


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