One of the great things about blogging is the frequent times one learns from commenters. The Trump tweet on the unemployment rate is a case in point. When I posted about it, I thought, naively, as did co-blogger Scott Sumner, that Donald Trump had set a precedent by revealing something about the unemployment numbers before they were officially announced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wrong! It turns out, according to commenter Viking, that President Obama did it also, and not on Twitter where everyone following him on Twitter had the same access, but to a select group of people of his own party. There are two other important differences. First, Obama did it many hours, not just 69 minutes, before
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