Obama Trolled Trump With Tweet Taking Credit for 'More Than a Decade of Economic Growth' and Trump Responded in the Most Trump Way
President Donald Trump and those who work for him routinely tout the United States' low unemployment numbers and economic prosperity as evidence that his term as President so far has been a success.
They'll frequently deploy some iteration of the phrase "lowest unemployment ever," while reminders that a consistent downward trend in unemployment began years ago—under former President Barack Obama.
Trump Tried to Make MLK Day All About His Own Economic Record and Martin Luther King Jr's Son Just Called Him Out
To commemorate the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday named after him, many lawmakers participated by volunteering in their communities as a day of service.
President Donald Trump was not one of those people.
President Donald Trump returned to his Manhattan roots on Tuesday afternoon, giving a rambling speech to the Economic Club of New York.
As is typical for the President, Trump touted the booming employment rate continuing from the long-established trend set by former President Barack Obama.
A Disturbing New Jobs Report Completely Contradicts Trump's Boasts About the Strength of the Economy
President Donald Trump frequently touts an unemployment rate that continues to fall.
Though Trump credits himself for the low numbers, the trend began under former President Barack Obama and has steadily continued for over 70 months.
Chart Tracking How Donald Trump's Rhetoric on the Economy Changed Right After He Became President Is Peak Trump
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.
The June Jobs Report Was Just Released and We Now Know Why Trump Didn't Tweet About It Ahead of Time
The government releases its monthly jobs report on the first Friday after the last day of each month, which means today we got The the June jobs report, which revealed that 213,000 jobs were added to the United States economy in June. But while the number was higher than most anticipated, the rate of unemployment actually rose from 3.8 percent to 4 percent.
Which might explain why Donald Trump didn't tout the jobs numbers ahead of time, as he famously did ahead of May's numbers last month, possibly affecting financial markets.
Under a new GOP bill, people could be drug tested to receive unemployment benefits. The bill passed the Senate by a party-line vote of 51-48 and now heads to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature.
“The American people are sick and tired of Washington bureaucrats abusing their authority to undercut the will of Congress and the American people... The President’s signature is all that remains to fully repeal this harmful Obama-era regulation and empower our states to help fully qualified workers get back to work,” said Congressman Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.