19 Aug 2019

Donald Trump plays down fears of economic recession

President Trump has insisted the US economy is doing “tremendously well”, despite market fears that a recession could be on the way, partly because of a trade war with China started by the President himself.

He’s sent a series of his members of staff out before the cameras to push the same line – before calling  on the Federal Reserve to slash interest rates by at least one percentage point.

Dani Isdale reports from Washington DC.