Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday touted the Trump administration’s economic achievements, forecasting that the nation is well on its way to sustained economic growth.
“This was a big week for our trade and economic policies,” Mnuchin said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “We have been focused on, for the last year, creating solid economic growth. That’s been a combination of tax reform — which I think you know a lot of people said would never get done, 30 years in the making — [and] regulatory relief in trade.”
“The president is focused on economic growth,” Munchin added. “We’re well aware and on our way to our target of 3 percent sustained GDP.”
And on North Korea, the Treasury secretary said he believed the tough economic sanctions imposed on the regime by the U.S. and others was a critical factor in the proposal now on the table for face-to-face talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jung Un.
“I do believe that the reason … a major reason of why they’re having this meeting is because the economic sanctions have had — have a very big impact on both their economy and their ability to get pieces of material and other things they need for their weapons programs,” Mnuchin said.