On Friday afternoon, President Trump posted a clip from Fox News — his favorite — reporting on the fact that the unemployment rate is now the lowest that it’s been in a very long time.
After a seasonal slump in hiring in March, the U.S. economy rebounded in April to reach a jobs added total of 211,000 jobs. Concurrently to that nice sounding statistic, the unemployment rate has also reached a ten year low, bottoming out at 4.4 percent.
Trump captioned the video that he posted to Twitter with a characteristically Trump-ian remark, writing, “JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!”
Check out the tweet — and the video from Fox News — below.
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! pic.twitter.com/UR0eetSEnO
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2017
Although Trump would have us believe that the jobs growth is the result of something special about the policies that he’s implemented while in office thus far, it really has nothing to do with him at all.
The jobs growth started during the Obama Administration and has continued ever since. Trump inherited this economy; he didn’t create it. It’s as simple as that.
Some of the comments on Trump’s tweet point something else interesting out too. In the past, Trump has spoken out against the unemployment rate as a supposedly flawed measurement.
For example, back in 2015, Trump called the unemployment rate the “big lie.”
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