Trump may escape having to grapple with US recession before 2020 polls

US President Donald Trump may just escape having to grapple with a recession before the U.S. Presidential elections in 2020, with investors saying it is unlikely one will occur before then. Trump has praised the U.S.

economy, which grew at 3.5 percent in the third quarter, following a tax-cut-fuelled 4.2 percent gain in the second quarter. And even though economists see increased risks for a recession as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates and a trade war with China threatens the economy, such a scenario is still a few years off. "We.

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