Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card

Donald Trump
Trumponomics Letter GradeOverall gradeLast updated: 13 Dec 2017

About this report card

Yahoo Finance is tracking the performance of the economy under President Donald Trump, compared with six prior presidents going back to Jimmy Carter. We’ve chosen six key economic indicators that directly affect the well-being of ordinary Americans, with data provided by Moody's Analytics. Know more about our methodology, and click on the article below to read the latest update.

View raw data.
Compared with previous presidents...
Outperform
Comparable
Underperform
Total Employment
Manufacturing Employment
Average Hourly earnings
Exports
S&P 500
Real GDP per capita
  • Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar over Helsinki summit
    Reuters21 minutes ago

    Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar over Helsinki summit

    By Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, a daring rebuttal to the torrent of criticism in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront Putin

  • Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar over Helsinki summit
    Reuters21 minutes ago

    Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar over Helsinki summit

    By Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, a daring rebuttal to the torrent of criticism in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront Putin

  • California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule
    Associated Press25 minutes ago

    California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California and 14 other states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks.

  • California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule
    Associated Press25 minutes ago

    California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule

    California and 14 other states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks. The July 6 decision by the Trump EPA was illegal and could put thousands of additional highly polluting trucks on the roads, the

  • Trump criticizes Federal Reserve interest rate policy despite strong economy
    Reuters1 hour ago

    Trump criticizes Federal Reserve interest rate policy despite strong economy

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Federal Reserve policy even though most economists believe the highest inflation in seven years and lowest unemployment in 40 years justify recent interest rate rises and a strong U.S. dollar. Trump said he was concerned about the potential impact on

  • CNBC2 hours ago

    Asian stocks poised to open lower after Trump criticizes Fed

    Asian shares looked set to open lower on Friday after stocks and the dollar slipped during U.S. trade as U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Federal Reserve.

  • Reuters2 hours ago

    Trump and dollar: friend or foe?

    Donald Trump's comments that a strong dollar "puts us at a disadvantage" caused an instant fall in the greenback on Thursday and marked another example of the U.S. president commenting directly - and sometimes contradictorily - on the country's currency. Talking directly about the

  • Oilprice.com2 hours ago

    Trump Tariffs Could Delay Permian Relief

    The U.S. oil industry is beginning to feel the pinch from the tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration as new pipeline projects have gotten much more expensive

  • LARRY SUMMERS: Trump just took another step toward turning the US into a 'banana republic'
    Business Insider2 hours ago

    LARRY SUMMERS: Trump just took another step toward turning the US into a 'banana republic'

    President Donald Trump told CNBC that he's not happy with the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes, challenging central-bank independence and sending the US dollar lower. It's almost surprising that it took this long, but President Donald Trump has finally done it. As critics worried,

  • EU, Mexico automakers blast Trump auto tariff plan
    Reuters2 hours ago

    EU, Mexico automakers blast Trump auto tariff plan

    The Trump administration on Thursday came under withering criticism from automakers, foreign governments and others as officials consider imposing tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts, a levy that could hike vehicle costs, hurting auto sales and industry jobs. Hundreds of workers employed

  • Reuters2 hours ago

    EU, Mexico automakers blast Trump auto tariff plan

    The Trump administration on Thursday came under withering criticism from automakers, foreign governments and others as officials consider imposing tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts, a levy that could hike vehicle costs, hurting auto sales and industry jobs. Hundreds of workers employed

  • EU, Mexico automakers blast Trump auto tariff plan
    Reuters2 hours ago

    EU, Mexico automakers blast Trump auto tariff plan

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday came under withering criticism from automakers, foreign governments and others as officials consider imposing tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts, a levy that could hike vehicle costs, hurting auto sales

  • Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar on Helsinki summit
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar on Helsinki summit

    By Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, four days after a summit that led to an uproar in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront

  • Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar on Helsinki summit
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar on Helsinki summit

    By Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, four days after a summit that led to an uproar in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront

  • Dollar rocked by Trump Fed comments; global stocks mostly fall
    AFP News3 hours ago

    Dollar rocked by Trump Fed comments; global stocks mostly fall

    The dollar took a hit on Thursday after President Donald Trump expressed disappointment in higher Federal Reserve interest rates while global stocks mostly fell on lingering trade war fears. Trump, in part of an interview aired by CNBC, broke with the long-established executive branch practice of not

  • Trump promotes job training as employers search for workers
    Associated Press4 hours ago

    Trump promotes job training as employers search for workers

    Promoting a robust economy, President Donald Trump pressed U.S. companies and trade associations on Thursday to enhance their job training programs as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies. At an event in the East Room, Trump told corporate leaders and workers that the nation

  • Trump promotes job training as employers search for workers
    Associated Press4 hours ago

    Trump promotes job training as employers search for workers

    Promoting a robust economy, President Donald Trump pressed U.S. companies and trade associations on Thursday to enhance their job training programs as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies. At an event in the East Room, Trump told corporate leaders and workers that the nation

  • CNBC4 hours ago

    Watch President Trump's full interview with CNBC

    The conversation touched on the state of the U.S. economy, America's trade wars – and the president's news-making remarks about the Federal Reserve's ongoing interest-rate hikes.

  • Dollar pares back after Trump comments; world stocks dip
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Dollar pares back after Trump comments; world stocks dip

    The U.S. dollar pulled back from year-high levels on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed concern about a strong currency, while disappointing earnings reports and escalating trade tensions weighed on stocks. Trump told CNBC television that he was unhappy about the Federal Reserve'

  • Reuters4 hours ago

    Trump's consumer watchdog pick defends record in Senate hearing

    By Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's choice to lead the U.S. consumer watchdog survived aggressive questioning by lawmakers on Thursday and looked on track to secure a confirmation vote that could come as soon as this month. There were heated exchanges in the Senate

  • Trump's says Biden is his 2020 'dream' Democratic opponent
    Associated Press4 hours ago

    Trump's says Biden is his 2020 'dream' Democratic opponent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — So which Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020?

  • Trump: I'll be Vladimir Putin's 'worst enemy' if US-Russia relationship 'doesn't work out'
    CNBC4 hours ago

    Trump: I'll be Vladimir Putin's 'worst enemy' if US-Russia relationship 'doesn't work out'

    Trump, in an interview with CNBC, also blasted his predecessor, President Barack Obama, for having been a "patsy for Russia" — while claiming he has been "far tougher on Russia than any president in many, many years."

  • Dollar pares back after Trump comments; world stocks dip
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Dollar pares back after Trump comments; world stocks dip

    By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar pulled back from year-high levels on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed concern about a strong currency, while disappointing earnings reports and escalating trade tensions weighed on stocks. Trump told CNBC television that he

  • Auto industry pleads against new Trump tariffs
    AFP News4 hours ago

    Auto industry pleads against new Trump tariffs

    The auto industry pleaded Thursday with US President Donald Trump's administration to reject tariffs on vehicle imports, which they say could cripple domestic manufacturing and cause job losses. The pleas came as the European Union said it hoped to defuse the trade dispute next week in Washington

  • Dollar pares back after Trump comments; world stocks dip
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Dollar pares back after Trump comments; world stocks dip

    The U.S. dollar pulled back from year-high levels on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed concern about a strong currency, while disappointing earnings reports and escalating trade tensions weighed on stocks. Trump told CNBC television that he was unhappy about the Federal Reserve'