President Donald Trump had a pessimistic outlook on the economy at his press conference today.
"To be honest, I inherited a mess. It's a mess. At home, and abroad — a mess. Jobs are pouring out of the country. You see what's going on with all of the companies leaving our country, going to Mexico and other places. Low pay and low wages."
In describing the economy, context is important. And without taking anything away from the challenges Trump faces overseas, a few things should be noted in light of his comments: