Donald Trump seems to be suffering from a symptom of several different mental health conditions known as “delusions of grandeur.” His extremely over-inflated ego leads him to make wild claims about his own successes as president, but what’s scarier is that his supporters completely believe him.
It is true that the job market continues to grow. It has not grown at the same rate during Trump’s first 17 months as it did during Obama’s final 17 months, but it unemployment numbers are still falling. As for the claims that “plenty” of these are “high paying jobs,” that simply is not the case.
Wage growth has not risen. In fact, wage increases are slightly less now than they were when Trump first took office and began wreaking havoc with his tariff and trade policies that will have long-term effects we have not seen yet. But “plenty of new, high-paying jobs”? That’s just not true. It’s a lie just like Trump’s promises that Mexico would pay for a border wall were as he now shamelessly demands taxpayer money to build it.
According to Business Insider:
‘Mr. Trump made only a passing reference to wage growth. That’s because pay increases after adjusting for inflation have been far slower under Mr. Trump than under President Obama. Mr. Obama averaged real wage increases of 0.8%; Mr. Trump has averaged only 0.3%. And in part due to rising prices, particularly for gasoline, American workers have received no real pay increase at all in the past two months.’
Twitter wasn’t buying Trump’s lies, either. Check out some of their responses below: