Trump flouts federal rule with tweet touting job numbers

Trump appears to comment on jobs report before its official release

The Trump administration is examining ways US industries could hire more immigrant workers on a temporary basis, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday, as data showed the United States unemployment rate at an 18-year low.

Journalists get an early look at the report the morning of its release in a special room at the Labor Department with no internet or cellphone access to prevent any news coming out before the official release time.

The strong numbers come as some economists worry that a threatened trade war could damage the U.S. economy and as investors fret that the news will further pressure the Federal Reserve to speed up the rate at which it increases interest rates.

Social media users saw the message as evidence that Mr. Trump had seen the numbers, and that they were good. Anyone with inside information on the results - did the economy add or lose jobs? - could easily profit off it.

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At the same time, a "pre-advance" United States team was traveling to Singapore to meet North Koreans, the White House said. Ivanka Trump and Kim Yong Chol at the closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February 2018.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that 223,000 jobs were created in May, beating expectations, and that the unemployment rate had fallen to 3.8 percent.

The federal jobs data that the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases on the first Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m.

Kudlow, who also spoke on Fox Business Network, noted that while the White House was wrestling with Congress over legislation to address immigration long-term, "I think you're going to see some progress" on immigrant employment visas near-term. "And I think this is all according to routine, law and custom", Kudlow told CNBC. Friday's tweet, however, was the first time he's ever spoken about the job's report before it was released.

Last year, Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary at the time, appeared to violate the rule by tweeting about a jobs report 22 minutes after it was released, before the one-hour limit had expired.

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Trump's decision to seemingly pimp out the job numbers before they were officially released is controversial because it could result in traders taking advantage on positive data that is exclusive to the executive branch. There are government procedures for officials who handle undisclosed numbers that require a delay of commenting until one hour after they're released.

The objective of the rule should be self-evident.

For decades, federal officials have taken great care to prevent providing any early indications to investors about monthly jobs report data that can move markets. Stock futures, bond yields and the value of the dollar all jumped higher immediately after his tweet. The Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers receives the report the day before its publication and is allowed to share it with the president, but neither are supposed to comment on it until its official release. All of these people, including the President are governed by the same rule.

Meanwhile, Larry Kudlow, White House chief economic advisor, characterized the G7 pushback as "more of a family quarrel".

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Trump's supporters revere this mold-breaking approach, but it has created an environment in which information that has always been closely held by the government is now fair game for Trump to reveal through a Twitter post or a casual remark.

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