White House adviser Kudlow touts GDP numbers on campaign press call

Five days before Election Day, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow appeared “in his personal capacity” on a Trump campaign phone call on Thursday to tout third-quarter economic growth, slam Democratic nominee Joe Biden, and promise new tax cuts if President Trump wins reelection.

Predicting “strong” fourth-quarter growth, Kudlow, Trump’s top economic adviser, said, “Our preliminary estimate is between 5-10%.”

The Commerce Department reported third-quarter GDP at a 33.1% annual rate on Thursday.

On the call, Kudlow promised lower taxes in a second Trump term and said the president was already “preparing a middle-class tax cut.”

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