Despite promising growth as high as 6%, President Donald Trump presided over an economy that grew at just 1.9% in the third quarter -- a figure that Trump said signaled an economy "in deep trouble" when it happened under his predecessor.

The Commerce Department report released Wednesday was the second of the past four indicating a growth rate below 2%. That will likely result in an overall growth rate of under 2% for all of 2019, the year before Trump runs for reelection.

As it stands, Trump's growth rate in 2019 has averaged 2.33%, which is slightly lower than former President Barack Obama's 2.37% average during the four years of his second term, according to a HuffPost analysis of Commerce Department data.

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