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Donald Trump Is Incredibly Lucky to Have This Economy

The most unpopular president in modern history presides over economic conditions that would otherwise predict strong approval for the typical commander in chief.
Source: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

Donald Trump’s administration is besieged by investigations, his executive orders are stymied by the courts, and his legislation is blocked up in Congress. But as the political news cycle oscillates between chaos and calamity, the financial news cycle is so relentlessly positive it makes this afflicted presidency seem downright charmed.

Just about anywhere you look, economic indicators are. Consumer confidence is near its highest level this century. The share of respondents who say jobs are “plentiful” or business conditions are “good” both reached their .

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