On Saturday morning, Donald Trump woke up and thought he’d pat himself on the back. Apparently, Trump saw a tweet from right-wing radio host Wayne Dupree in 2014.
So Donnie responded:
So true Wayne, and Lowest black unemployment in history! https://t.co/gDxxJdZQUm
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2018
One problem with Trump’s assertion: The unemployment rate for African-Americans went up in January, rising from 6.8 to 7.7 percent in a month’s time.
Also, while he was busy trying to claim all the credit for falling unemployment rates among blacks, Trump neglected to mention that the number has been steadily falling since 2011 when Barack Obama was still president.
Some of the responses to Trump on Twitter are priceless:
Donnie Dotard, black unemployment was on a steady decline when Obama was in office. Nothing you did changed that trajectory until last month, when it went up a full percentage point! So much winning, amirite?https://t.co/CaevFqf9g3 pic.twitter.com/A5eyWk9wyq
— JoAnne O’Bar Legat (@rebellegrrl) February 24, 2018
Black unemployment for the month of January actually rose from 6.8% to 7.7%. That said you have done very little to effect these numbers. I work very closely with major retailers and can tell you that they are struggling. The economy is not doing well.
— Dennis Carbone (@RogueOne1228) February 24, 2018
One day we’re gonna wake up, look out the window, see the sun is shining, go to Twitter, and Trump will be claiming credit for that, too.
If it’s cloudy and raining, that’ll be Obama or Hillary’s fault.