Donald Trump is breaking economic records he does not want to mention.

US unemployment surged to a postwar high of 14.7% in April. More than 36million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since the Covid-19 spread across the United States.

Only a couple of months ago, President Trump was labelling the American economy the 'greatest' in history as he bragged of strong employment and GDP growth numbers.

Before Covid-19, the US President was hoping that this record would carry him into a second term. But where does he go from here as things darken on his once bright, prosperous economy?

President Trump’s former Chief Economist, Casey Mulligan gives a first-hand insight into the success and failures of the current administration and offers his two cents on where it all should go from here in the Covid-19 era.

On the other side of the aisle a former member of Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, Jay Shambaugh also talks to ‘States of Mind’ about how Joe Biden needs to push past the political scars from the past when outlining his plans to tackle the coronavirus economic downturn.

While Niamh O’Donovan, who is trying to get a business back on track in Virginia, discusses the strength of community in times of desperation and how she can sympathise with the commander-in-chief.

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