Donald Trump's why the black unemployment rate is twice white people's

Ann Santiago
February 3, 2018

He went on to say, "African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic-American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history".

"From January to December 2017, the unemployment rate among black Americans fell 1 percentage point", Philip Bump reported in the Washington Post.

The Daily Caller asked the Congressional Black Caucus member after the State of the Union Tuesday night if he could point to anything President Obama did to bring down the black unemployment rate.

The unemployment rate for Blacks in America jumped from 6.8% to 7.7%, almost a full percentage point higher. It is now virtually unchanged from the rate when Trump took office, 7.8 percent.

The news comes after President Donald Trump made the record low a repeated talking point; the president even mentioned it during his State of the Union address. What they care about is their hatred for Trump, and about not disturbing the biggest lie of the political season: that the White House is the headquarters of a "white supremacy" movement intent on keeping black Americans down and making them suffer.

CNN had aired a special interview with Jay-Z the evening before in which he said Trump's slur toward African countries showed the president was "looking down on a whole population of people".


The unemployment rate among black Americans is at 6.8 percent, which means it's twice that of white people's.

"President Trump's racist rhetoric makes the country less safe for people of color by encouraging, emboldening and pandering to those who wish to do harm to others based on the color of their skin", Richmond said. The rate in December was its lowest since the BLS began tracking black unemployment in 1972. "Money doesn't equate to happiness". Bannon addressed his group last month.

In a tweet Friday morning, Trump cherry-picked some other newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Trump did not use the word "sedition" to describe the law-breaking and Constitution-negating actions of his Democratic predecessor or the Democrats assembled in the chamber of the House. Certainly, Trump has a reputation for holding grudges against people who go against him, as shown by Trump's odd choice to send photos of himself with his hands highlighted with a gold sharpie on a semi-regular basis to a journalist who once said that he has short fingers. When one segment of America does well, hopefully all segments do well - although Trump's policies favor the wealthy, and trickle down economics is a fraud.

For weeks, Donald Trump has been touting a specific statistic.

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