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Alternative Fact of the Week: Lies, damn lies and White House deficit projections

Alternative Fact of the Week: Lies, damn lies and White House deficit projections

It’s been a week of flag-waving, fireworks and expanded hiring in special counsel Robert S. Mueller’s office. In honor of those acts of patriotism, and the looming trade war with China, Alternative Fact of the Week salutes the men who captain the nation’s economic policy for their shameless prevarication in the face of numbers that easily prove them wrong. Rarely has the country owed so much — well, period. We don’t need the “to so few” part at all.

Here are the claims. Behold them and weep.

First, there was Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, bragging on Fox Business Network that the deficit was not only shrinking...

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