Trump team fosters fears he’ll adopt alternative economic facts

STAFF OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S economic analysis agencies, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are worried that the Trump administration, after repeatedly calling into question their statistical reports, might try and politicize their reports and give a false view of the U.S. economy.
STAFF OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S economic analysis agencies, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are worried that the Trump administration, after repeatedly calling into question their statistical reports, might try and politicize their reports and give a false view of the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump complains regularly about what he calls “fake news.” What’s got some statisticians worried, though, is the risk of doctored economic data coming from the administration itself. While there are government directives in place to prevent that from happening, the number crunchers worry that the president’s occasionally cavalier comments on the…

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