The negative experiences of previous press secretaries who tried to clean up Trump's commentary do not bode well for Stephanie Grisham.
Trump’s disapproval is now at 56 percent – a five point jump from just one month ago. Just 43 percent approve, down from 46 percent.
Just 19 minutes before Trump opined about the state of the economy, the department released data showing inflation had hit a six-month high.
As Gidley was insisting to reporters that Trump was focused on the meeting, Trump was rage-tweeting about Google's involvement in the 2016 election.