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Trump’s economic scorecard: pass or fail?

The president hopes Americans focus on his economic record but it is nothing to celebrate

By Paul Wallace  


Americans voting in the presidential election are passing judgment on many things. The one that Donald Trump has long wanted them to focus on is his handling of the economy over the past four years. Opinion polls have suggested he is right to see this as his strong card even though the pandemic has wreaked so much economic damage. But what will be the verdict of historians?

A starting point is that there is no such thing as…

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