‘That makes me more powerful than Putin!’: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott boasts about the state economy and compares it to Russia’s
|10/23/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas boasted about his state’s economy by comparing it to Russia.
- “The Texas economy is even larger than the economy of Russia,” Abbott said. “That makes me more powerful than Putin!”
- Texas, with its annual GDP of $1.7 trillion, is ranked the 10th-largest economy in the world.
- California, with its $2.7 trillion GDP, is the world’s fifth-largest economy.
Gov. Greg Abbott boasted about Texas’ economy by comparing it to Russia and joked it made him “more powerful” than Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“In Texas, we don’t compare our economy to other states,” Abbott said to a cheering audience. “We compare read more >>>