Trump’s Twitter feed confounds economic forecasters

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 16, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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Veteran economist Diane Swonk well remembers the difficulty of economic forecasting amid the 2008 financial crisis. The tumult of bankruptcies, bailouts and recession kept blurring her vision.

That makes today’s hazy outlook all the more frustrating. At a moment of solid economic fundamentals, what confounds forecasting now...

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