During the presidency of Barack Obama and vice presidency of Joe Biden, the United States saw the longest consecutive monthly job growth in its history.
This trend continued—albeit at a slower rate—under President Donald Trump, who repeatedly credited himself with the Obama-era achievement.
With Trump facing off against Biden in the 2020 election, the current President is doing everything in his power to sow doubt in Biden's ability to revive and maintain the economy.
Trump threatened on Twitter that "jobs would disappear" under a Biden presidency.
But it's an inopportune time for Trump to make such a claim.
Trump's move to leave virus response up to individual states, rather than deploying a national strategy, was compounded by his frequent dismissal of the threat posed by the virus in its early stages.
As it spread throughout the United States, countless businesses were forced to shut down to slow the spread. April saw record new unemployment claims of over 20 million. New jobless claims remain in the millions and the unemployment rate has skyrocketed to over 10 percent.
While Trump is not to blame for the virus itself, his approval numbers reflect the critics who claim it was Trump's dismissal of it and his refusal to introduce an effective national strategy early on that exacerbated the virus's impact.
People reminded him that the jobs had already disappeared and they blamed him.
Twitter users didn't hesitate to express their frustration with Trump's leadership.
The most recent data shows that new unemployment claims surpassed one million for the fourteenth week in a row last week.