While some were celebrating the positives of 2018 and looking forward to 2019, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used the end of the year to take yet another swipe at President Donald Trump.
This attack came by way of a dramatic photo of herself, husband Bill and daughter Chelsea posted on her Instagram account along with an equally gloomy message.
Clinton referred to 2018 as “a dark time for our country.”
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In many ways, 2018 was a dark time for our country. As it ends, I'm grateful to everyone who brought light into it: activists who protected kids at the border, journalists who stood up for truth, organizers who mobilized voters for the 2018 elections, candidates who ran races with grit and inspiration, voters who made their voices heard, and absolutely everyone who marched, donated, called, and protested to fight for the values we share. Here's to more light in 2019, and to a shared commitment to make it as bright as possible. Happy New Year.
She went on to praise activists, journalists, organizers and protesters, adding, “Here’s to more light in 2019.”
Many would wonder exactly was so dark about 2018.
Perhaps Clinton missed the news about the Islamic State group being essentially wiped out under Trump.
After historic victories against ISIS, it’s time to bring our great young people home! pic.twitter.com/xoNjFzQFTp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2018
2018 also saw wins for the economy in a number of ways. Maybe Clinton missed all of that news, too.
Under President Trump “unemployment rate is matching its low point of the last half-century…An all-time high 130 million Americans now have a job…Wages are rising…Americans are again the most productive & among the highest-paid workers in the world” https://t.co/UEAN8TJ8WD
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 31, 2018
The Washington Times declared 2018 “undoubtedly the year of the American worker.” The list of examples cited is impressive.
Wall Street: “steady bullish gains for workers.”
The unemployment rate: 3.8 percent, which “is matching its low point of the last half-century.”
More specifically, unemployment rates for blacks and Hispanics: In October, they were at their lowest point “since the day Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.”
Jobs: There were 7 million more jobs available than workers to fill them.
Wages: They “are now estimated at 3 percent (in gains) — one of the biggest increases in two decades.”
Bonuses: Approximately 4 million people got bonuses because of Trump’s tax cut.
But the good news in 2018 was even more widespread than all of that. Some on Twitter pointed out various aspects of what positives we’ve seen this year:
Happy New Years! 🎉🎉
We have accomplished so much this year:
✅ Peace between North and South Korea
✅ Uemployment rates at record lows.
✅ Brett Kavanaugh
✅ Middle-class wage increase
✅ Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
✅ Smashing the ISIS Caliphate and Exiting Syria
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) January 1, 2019
2018 Holiday Shopping Season Best in Six Years: $850 Billion in Sales, Up 5.1 Percent from 2017 https://t.co/hexJO89PPL
— 🍓🌸cYn4TRUMP🌷 (@seecyn5858) January 1, 2019
From DHS: There are nearly 2,100 illegal entries a day at our southern border. Last year alone, 17,000 criminals were apprehended at the border, and DHS prevented 3,755 known or suspected terrorists from traveling to or entering the United States.
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 1, 2019
So, if you are against terrorism being greatly reduced, if you are against people having jobs, if you are against the economy booming, then yes, it was a dark year.
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