Column: Give Trump credit for the economy

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If you can, put aside for a moment your opinion of Donald Trump’s words and actions and let’s be perfectly honest: One year into his presidency, could the economy be any rosier?The economy grew at a


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If the economy had nose-dived in 2017, there’s no doubt the media would have pounced on Trump policies as disgraceful failures. But with the economy red-hot, he gets little credit. That’s a double standard.

The author is accusing the media of a double standard based on pure speculation of how they might have reacted in a hypothetical scenario. There is no basis for this claim other than the author's imagination.