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Thursday, May 28, 2020

White House officials have decided not to release updated economic projections this summer, opting against publishing forecasts that would almost certainly codify an administration assessment that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a severe economic downturn, according to three people with knowledge of the decision.

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Nothing prevents market panic like suggesting the numbers are so bad you can't show them to anyone.

#1 | Posted by qcp at 2020-05-28 10:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

Well duh.

Trump and Republicans prefer to live in a fantasy world.

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-28 10:54 AM | Reply

This is a Trump campaign decision.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-28 11:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Hey righties, tell us again about how bad Chy-Nuh is.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-28 11:47 AM | Reply

Probably for the best. Anything they put out would be a lie, anyway..

#5 | Posted by HeeHaw at 2020-05-28 01:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Budget experts said they were not aware of any previous White House opting against providing forecasts in this "mid-session review" document in any other year since at least the 1970s.

Posted by OCUser

But Donald Trump is president and Donald Trump shames easily.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-28 01:53 PM | Reply

Just the other day Trump said how his was 'the most transparent administration' ever.

#7 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-28 06:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Larry Kudlow will get on this as soon as he corrals that coronavirus thing, which should happen any...time...now...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2020-05-28 06:47 PM | Reply

I predict FOI requests that will be ignored.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-28 06:53 PM | Reply

Well...I'm laughing and crapping myself right now.

I'm going to spend the summer gardening, lifting weights, and making friends.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2020-05-28 07:08 PM | Reply

Right now the stock market is being driven by the European Canadian Australian national economic stimuli. The orange wizard doesn't want anyone near the curtain.

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-05-28 07:56 PM | Reply

lol. How the ---- does the White House possibly justify not releasing the economic projections for the coming year? lol. ---- comical. Same logic as deciding that if we don't test so many people for the Covid, then the number of people who are infected by it will drop dramatically. Or a woman who never gets a pregnancy test can't be pregnant.

Our economy is F'ed. Everyone in the White House knows it. They just hope that if nobody discusses it, nobody will care.

#12 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-05-29 02:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Probably for the best. Anything they put out would be a lie, anyway..

#5 | Posted by HeeHaw at 2020-05-28 01:37 PM | Reply | Flag

How bad is it when even the pathological liars in the Trump Crime Family can't make them look good?

#13 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-29 07:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't agree with it but completely understand it. For the past few months, Liberals and Lib outlets have been throwing numbers out about doomsday scenarios regarding covid and how everyone is going to die and it's all because of one person...yet when those numbers are proven to be wrong as time passes and the months go by that prove their statements are inaccurate, they don't own up to it at all. Libs just want something to whine and cry about to feed their ego. They will do the same thing with any numbers the WH releases. They will spin it to be the worst thing ever and show how the numbers prove our country is failing and how bad this country is and all the other hate they spew. But then when the country still lives and things are still progressing and the economy is fine, they don't apologize for spreading the hate. They don't self-introspect to find ways to improve themselves so they don't keep spewing the same hate. So why release the numbers?

#14 | Posted by humtake at 2020-05-29 12:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

So why release the numbers?

#14 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

They can't.

Bad news is fake news to Trumpy the Klown.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 01:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So, could Dotard not find somebody who was willing to lie for him? I fully expected that they would pull a Combover Quisling and project a 5% GDP increase, and 3% unemployment.

#16 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-29 02:16 PM | Reply

Isn't t5hat REVISED projections?

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-05-29 04:33 PM | Reply

Isn't t5hat REVISED projections?
#17 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Yes. And?

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-29 04:46 PM | Reply

This is what we call a "tell."

You'll notice they don't project COVID-19 deaths more than a few weeks out either.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-29 06:28 PM | Reply

------- orange liar!

#20 | Posted by zetaleph at 2020-05-29 10:30 PM | Reply

So why release the numbers?

#14 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

So you support Trump and his administration basically turning into a propaganda outlet?

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-30 11:26 AM | Reply

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