Trump keeps bragging about low unemployment but he is just continuing the trend started under Obama. To be fair to Trump, I am sure it is harder to reduce unemployment once the rates are already low.
Obama cut the black UE rate in half, 16.6% to 7.8%. Under DT it went down 1 point to 6.8%.
-Under Obama, Hispanic UE went 13% to 5.9%. Under DT it also went down 1 point to 4.9%.
White man takes credit for something a black man did. PS: they’re expanding the drug war https://t.co/9MdxfU6nn5
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 12, 2018
Sanders claimed that three times as many black Americans had gained employment since Trump took office as under Obama's administration.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) August 14, 2018
Defending Trump against racism charges, Sanders falsely claimed Obama created just "195,000 jobs for African-Americans" over eight years.
In January 2009, 15.5 million African-Americans were employed. In December 2016, Obama's last full month: 18.3 million. Gain of 2.8 million. pic.twitter.com/ENlfIZDO8z
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 14, 2018
.@PressSec uses false black job numbers about the first black president to try to dodge questions about Trump's alleged use of the N-word, and accusations from his highest-ranking raking black aide that he's a racist.https://t.co/ZAG6gPfzPk
— Toluse Olorunnipa (@ToluseO) August 14, 2018
The Council of Economic Advisers taking the blame for Sanders' totally bogus claim that Trump "has created" more jobs for blacks than Obama did https://t.co/jBhOLLGxq7
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 14, 2018
Analysis: The White House seems to think it’s impossible for Trump to be racist if black unemployment is low https://t.co/fRrbKKAPFW
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 15, 2018