Unemployment in the black community dropped to a record low of 6.8 percent in December, the lowest black unemployment rate ever recorded since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking this statistic in 1972.
“In the 45 years the data has been tracked, the unemployment rate for black or African-American workers aged 16 years and older has never fallen below 7 percent,” notes CNBC.
Well done, President Donald Trump, though to be clear, the downward trajectory in black unemployment began around 2011, during the administration of then-President Barack Obama.
The following chart from the BLS demonstrates what I mean:
Here’s my question, though: Didn’t Democrats and their liberal media peers warn us in 2015 and 2016 that Trump is a bigoted racist who dislikes minorities and would hurt the black community?
In fact, I recall a piece from The Huffington Post published last year that offered “12 reasons Donald Trump would not be great for” black people.
In another piece from Time magazine, controversial talk show host Tavis Smiley seriously pondered whether Trump’s plan to “Make America Great Again” involved re-enslaving blacks.
Likewise, last year fake conservative Jennifer Rubin outlined the many things “African-Americans have to lose if Trump is elected.”
“Trump doesn’t say, for example, if he’d be willing to spend more on worker training, education and other targeted programs that might address youth unemployment; he does, however, favor a tax plan that hugely benefits the rich,” she wrote for The Washington Post.
Yet here we are in 2018, and not only do blacks remain as free as a bird, but they’re now benefiting from intelligent regulatory policies enacted or cut by Trump that have, in fact, created more jobs and boosted wages for everyone, be they black, white, Hispanic, you name it.
Moreover, when Rubin wrote her piece for the Post, unemployment among black youths between 16 to 19 years of age hovered around 25.4 percent, according to the Federal Reserve Economic Data database maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
As of December, that rate had dropped to 22.9 percent, which was slightly more than the low of 19.8 achieved a couple months earlier. Nice try, though, Rubin.
Look, can we be real for just a moment, versus melodramatic and hyperbolic like liberals?
First, these great black unemployment numbers aren’t attributable to only Trump. The Obama administration admittedly got the ball rolling years ago.
Second, and more importantly, despite claims by leftists that Trump’s presidency would damage the black community, it’s actually helped to push black unemployment even lower than before, to the point that black unemployment just reached a record low last month.
Why is this happening? Because when Trump promised on the campaign trail to “Make America Great Again” for everybody, regardless of their race, religious or sexuality, he clearly meant it — and that’s something no liberal moron or pretend conservative airhead can deny anymore.
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