By TATIANA PROPHET
Aside from the obviously soaring stock market, Is the economy white hot?
When it comes to total jobs added, in his last year in office, Obama beat Trump in his first year in office -- by a slim margin -- at 2.2 million total payroll jobs added versus 2.1 million in 2017.
When it comes to growth in Gross Domestic Product, Trump's economy beats Obama's.
Clearly something is going on in manufacturing. Under Trump, the economy added 196,000 manufacturing jobs in 2017, while it lost 16,000 jobs in 2016.