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Chart Tracking How Donald Trump's Rhetoric on the Economy Changed Right After He Became President Is Peak Trump


Chart Tracking How Donald Trump's Rhetoric on the Economy Changed Right After He Became President Is Peak Trump
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 02: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists during a meeting of his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House January 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. A partial federal government shutdown entered its 12th day as Trump and House Democrats are at an impasse over funding for border security, including the president’s demand for $5 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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.

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.

However, to his supporters, the mention of Obama creating jobs will likely continue to fall on deaf ears.