US economists question sustainability of recent economic growth

US President Donald Trump is touting his economic numbers - a GDP growth rate of 4.1 percent this quarter - and is promising more to come, but economists are sceptical that such growth will continue.

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    The United States economy is surging - having its strongest growth in four years and President Donald Trump predicts more to come.

    But economists question whether it is sustainable, suggesting a surge in buying before a looming trade war may have boosted the numbers for this quarter.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports.


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