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Trump Is Handing Biden A Better Economy But Worse Political Prospects Than He Faced In 2009. Here’s How

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Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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President-elect Joe Biden may be feeling a sense of déjà vu as the economic and public health conditions he is expected to inherit from President Donald Trump greatly mirrors what he experienced 12 years ago as President Barack Obama’s vice president.

The economy faces uncertain prospects as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate the nation. Real GDP shrunk 31.4% in the second quarter of 2020 as businesses and other economic activities were shut down or restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.