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With eye on re-election, team Trump plays down recession fears, talks up economic strength

WASHINGTON - One should not be afraid of being optimistic, economic adviser Larry Kudlow told Fox News on Sunday (Aug 18), as he played down growing fears of a recession.

Amid concerns that an economic downturn could jeopardise President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election bid, Mr Kudlow also told NBC on its Meet the Press show he does not see a recession happening.

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