"Our consumers are rich," he told reporters. "I did a tax cut. They're loaded up with money."
Last week saw the phenomenon known as "inverse bond yield," where the 10-year treasury note rate fell below the 2-year note, something that's not supposed to happen and has been the precursor to multiple past recessions. The stock market fell 800 points at the same time, followed by a slight recovery.
"We are doing pretty darn well in my judgment," Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council director told Meet the Press on Sunday.
"Let's not be afraid of optimism. ... I think there's a very optimistic economy going on out there."
Larry Sanders, 58, who works with gangs in south Los Angeles, was added to the city's gang member database in April after being stopped by police.
Sanders, who was not working at the time, was stopped by officers and asked to display his tattoos. Weeks later he received a letter saying he had met the "minimum criteria" to be designated a gang member or associate.
Gang databases are coming under increased scrutiny from justice reform advocates who argue they exemplify police overreach and disproportionately affect people of color.
"I hope, inshallah, that she will come back. I’m waiting for her."
Those were the words spoken by Muftia Tlaib, the grandmother of Tlaib, D-Mich, from the small village of Beit Al-Foqa in the West Bank.
Tlaib had planned to travel to Israel, which governs access to the West Bank, to visit her grandmother. But she was then subject to a travel ban due to her support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which is highly critical of Israel.
Even though this was lifted, she called off the trip because she said she couldn't agree to conditions that would require her to keep quiet about Israel's "oppressive" policies.
An illustration of the proposed giant telescope on Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. (Thirty Meter Telescope / via AP file)
Despite big protests, a huge telescope is set to be built on top of a dormant volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, and its backers say it has the potential to revolutionize astronomy and reveal extraterrestrial life.
The road to the summit where the Thirty Meter Telescope will be built has been blocked since July by Hawaiians who consider the land to be sacred.