Fact check: Biden falsely claims US has 'fastest-growing economy in the world'

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2022
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Washington (CNN)In a Wednesday appearance on the ABC late-night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," President Joe Biden made a dramatic claimabout the US economy -- and repeated himself for emphasis.

"Look, here's where we are. We have the fastest-growing economy in the world. The world. The world," Biden said.

Facts First: Biden's claim is false. The US economy grew by 5.7% in 2021, but more than 50 other countries had faster growth that year, figurespublished by the International Monetary Fund show; many of them are small or developing countries, but some of them are large or wealthy....

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