What Do These Two Leaders Who Pledged to Pump Up Their Countries' Economies Through Reckless Xenophobia Have in Common?

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Their GDP growth numbers are whack, especially when compared to the rest of the G7, a new report finds.

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A look at GDP growth for the first quarter of 2017 finds that the U.S. grew by only 1.2% and the U.K. by only 0.7%.

Canada, meanwhile, is dunking on everybody—at 3.7% growth, our neighbors to the north outpaced us about three times over.

Meanwhile, even Italy, the country Bloomberg says is poised to be Europe’s “next big problem,” managed to beat out the world’s lone superpower.

Whoever would have thought.

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