Brilliant Report on Trump Economy Hits Hours Before Polls Open


Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the U.S. manufacturing sector has been recovering faster than expected from the coronavirus lockdowns.

The Institute for Supply Management’s index of purchasing managers rose from 55.4 percent in September to 59.3 percent in October, indicating that the overall economy has continued to expand for the sixth month in a row since April.

The October number is the highest since September 2018, the report said.

Many leaders in the Democratic Party have claimed that manufacturing has suffered under Trump, but this report totally contradicts that notion.

Timothy R. Fiore, chairman of the Institute for Supply Management survey, explained the report’s findings, noting that manufacturing is on the rebound and has been so for several months.

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“This figure indicates expansion in the overall economy for the sixth month in a row after a contraction in April, which ended a period of 131 consecutive months of growth,” Fiore said in a statement within the report.

“Manufacturing performed well for the third straight month, with demand, consumption and inputs registering growth indicative of a normal expansion cycle. While certain industry sectors are experiencing difficulties that will continue in the near term, the overall manufacturing community continues to exceed expectations.”

This report contradicts Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s claim that “Manufacturing is worse off” under Trump’s leadership.

“He is squandering the growing Obama-Biden economy that he inherited — just like he has squandered everything else that he has inherited in his life,” the former vice president said in a tweet Feb. 12.

Biden made a similar claim Aug. 5.

“Donald Trump promised to bring back jobs, but his policies crushed the manufacturing sector — and that was true even before COVID-19,” he said.

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Biden might claim to want to help the economy and manufacturing, but if he shuts down the economy again in an effort to slow a second spike of the coronavirus, the 77-year-old Democrat would be doing anything but.

Although the candidate recently stated on Twitter that he would not “shut down the country,” past statements from Biden and his surrogates make it unclear as to whether he is telling the truth.

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Biden previously stated that he “would be prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives. Because we cannot get the country moving until we control the virus.”

Then, after being pressured about shutting down the country again by ABC News’ David Muir, he definitively said, “I would shut it down. I would listen to the scientists.”

Americans have two starkly different candidates to choose between.

One wants to continue economic growth, while the other is willing to do whatever is necessary to stop the coronavirus without any regard to the consequences such an approach would have.

If you’re working within the manufacturing sector, Donald Trump is your man.

It isn’t even close.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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