US election marketing campaign dwell: Document GDP development quantity boosts Donald Trump

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Welcome to our live coverage of the US presidential election campaign.

The election is just five days away now, and more than 79 million Americans have already voted.

President Donald Trump has received a late boost in the form of some record economic numbers.

According to the Commerce Department, America’s gross domestic product grew by 7.4 per cent in the third quarter, by the far the biggest number since reliable records started to be taken in the aftermath of World War II.

It’s not all good news. The economy remains 3.5 per cent smaller than it was at the end of last year, before the pandemic wrecked it. But after a 9 per cent fall in GDP in the second quarter, today’s figures represent a welcome sign that businesses are rebounding.

Mr Trump hailed it as the “biggest and best” result in US history, and promised Americans next year would be “fantastic”.

“So glad this great GDP number came out before November 3,” he said, adding that Joe Biden would “kill it all” with tax increases.

The two candidates will almost cross paths with each other today as both campaign in the crucial swing state Florida.

Read on for all the latest news from the campaign.

Originally published as Record economic number boosts Trump

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