Donald Trump believes he’s always cared about Black people.
Has he? Nah. But today (January 6), 45 was so happy that African American employment numbers were down during his administration he, of course, took to Twitter to let everyone know.
The African American unemployment rate fell to 6.8%, the lowest rate in 45 years. I am so happy about this News! And, in the Washington Post (of all places), headline states, “Trumps first year jobs numbers were very, very good.”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
“The African American unemployment rate fell to 6.8%, the lowest rate in 45 years,” he tweeted. “I am so happy about this News! And, in the Washington Post (of all places), headline states, ‘Trumps first year jobs numbers were very, very good.’”
Last March, the unemployment rate for African-Americans 16 or older was above 8 percent. By September, that number fell to 7 percent and in December, the rate hit 6.8 percent, a new low.
Regardless, Twitter decided to be appropriately petty about it and even brought out receipts explaining that a lot of the heavy lifting came during the end of Barack Obama’s administration.
See the some of the best responses below.
Um... Still taking credit for Obamas hard work, eh?— John Melendez (@stutteringjohnm) January 6, 2018
But that’s #fakeNews ... you tell us all the time not to believe what we see there. You don’t get to pick and choose. 🤷♀️— Wily and like, very smart and stable Kitteh ❄️😽 (@WilyKitteh) January 6, 2018
Do you know any Black people? Been over for dinner?— ted washington (@tedwa) January 6, 2018
Did you know that Obama created more jobs in Year 1 than you did?— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) January 6, 2018
Trump calls black men who #TakeAKnee against injustice, “sons of bitches.” He is no friend to the African-American community!— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) January 6, 2018
A tiger has no need to tell you he’s a tiger...— The Wolf Camp (@thewolfcamp) January 6, 2018
Racial disparities in employment and unemployment should not have been omitted from your self-aggrandizing blurt-out.— Brenda Vander Mey (@vanmey2000) January 6, 2018
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