One of President Donald Trump's foremost talking points is the prosperity of the United States' economy and gainful employment of its citizens.
Granted, Trump's presidency in terms of employment has largely kept to a trend begun by former President Barack Obama, but as a chart shared by Aaron Sojourner shows, the only thing Trump can should take credit for when discussing jobs is the talking points.
In response to Trump and David Wohl—father of far-right conservative darling and Sunglass Hut employee Jacob Wohl—Sojourner's chart showed that the unemployment rate has consistently fallen since 2010, with jobs steadfastly growing since the same time, despite Trump's railing against the economy and President Obama's so-called inability to create jobs. As the chart shows, the trends set by Obama era policies have remained consistent, but Trump's talking points have changed: He's taking all the credit as people like David Wohl heap it upon him.
@DavidWohl @realDonaldTrump The talking points changed, not the job growth trend. https://t.co/3rfxirYzuF— Aaron Sojourner (@Aaron Sojourner) 1548682637.0
The chart indicates statements Trump made decrying the lack of jobs in the United States during the Obama administration, then—after his inauguration in January 2017—pointing out the ways that Trump suddenly began touting the employment rate as he gave credit to himself..
Trump frequently lamented the falling unemployment rate before his election.
We are suffering through the worst long-term unemployment in the last 70 years. I want change - Crooked Hillary Clinton does not.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1469883468.0
Today Obama will give another speech on the economy. Tomorrow our country will still be $17T+ in debt with 18% real unemployment.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1374690321.0
It was announced this morning that unemployment rose--this can't be good for Obama.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1351870383.0
And anyone who has seen the President's tweets doesn't need a chart to know that he's bragged about a falling unemployment rate that didn't start with him since he was elected.
Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1501504080.0
Just out: 3.7% Unemployment is the lowest number since 1969!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1538744768.0
Happy Labor Day! Our country is doing better than ever before with unemployment setting record lows. The U.S. has t… https://t.co/pGiC6xycQI— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1535974094.0
The GDP Rate (4.2%) is higher than the Unemployment Rate (3.9%) for the first time in over 100 years!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1536577420.0
JUST OUT: 3.9% Unemployment. 4% is Broken! In the meantime, WITCH HUNT!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1525440470.0
But, after two years, many Twitter users aren't falling for it.
By now, many know that Obama was responsible for getting the employment rate to rise so consistently for years.
Many approved of Sojourner pointing this out to the President, and to supporters like David Wohl.
@aaronsojourner @DavidWohl @realDonaldTrump Wow. Obama's economy has super stromg momentum.— Will Montes-Pack 🐿 (@Will Montes-Pack 🐿) 1548901082.0
@aaronsojourner @DavidWohl @realDonaldTrump thanks Obama!— Der Deeg (@Der Deeg) 1548819356.0
@aaronsojourner @jblaque @DavidWohl @realDonaldTrump This is a visual representation of being born on 3rd base and thinking you hit a triple— Robert Brown (@Robert Brown) 1548939049.0
@aaronsojourner @ritholtz @DavidWohl @realDonaldTrump The trend is his friend.— Frank Patrick (@Frank Patrick) 1548941804.0
@aaronsojourner @DavidWohl @realDonaldTrump I love when reality meets the bullshit.— John Everding (@John Everding) 1548895550.0
@aaronsojourner @DavidWohl @realDonaldTrump Hypocrisy much Trumpsters!!??— Kelly D (@Kelly D) 1548885695.0
However, to his supporters, the mention of Obama creating jobs will likely continue to fall on deaf ears.