Hassett also ducked a follow-up question about where Trump got a quote he attribute to President Obama on Monday.
President Trump on Monday mocked his predecessor Barack Obama for saying more than two years ago that Trump would need a "magic wand" to bring back jobs to the United States.
Certainly, the economy is in usually good health: job creation has averaged 211,000 net new positions a month this year, the highest since 2015, when Obama was in charge. "But what is true is that it's the highest in 10 years, and at some point somebody probably conveyed it to him adding a zero to that, and they shouldn't have done that".
Hassett addressed a Trump tweet, in which the president falsely claimed that America's GDP outgrew the unemployment rate for the first time in a century, by correcting his boss.
A number of news outlets fact-checked the tweet after it was posted. 'I guess I have a magic wand, 4.2%, and we will do MUCH better than this! "This is one of the first times we have seen a White House staffer stand up and say, no, I'm going, to tell the truth, and give you the actual fact", Hennessey said.
"I'm not the chairman of the Council of Twitter Advisers", Hassett said about the tweet.
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Asked about the veracity of the statement later that day at a White House press briefing, Hassett said: "So I can tell you what is true".
His briefing, Hassett said, was not in reaction to Obama and had been in the works for weeks.
On Friday, Obama said that the recovery started when he was in office.
"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them".
Obama last week criticized Trump for repeatedly taking credit for an economy that has continued to grow and add jobs since his own election. But, as Mallin pointed out, Obama never mentioned the GDP.