President Trump has spent this week boasting about African-American unemployment being at the lowest "rate ever recorded".
All of the unemployment talk fits squarely in the nationalist agenda that Trump and especially former adviser Steve Bannon tried to push: Black unemployment is at an all-time low and it's because of Trump, so vote for him next time.
The January jobs report is in, and black unemployment has spiked, to 7.7 percent, more than one full percentage point higher than it was in December's report. "Now it's 6.8%. Thank President Obama - not Donald Trump". Carrier's announcements were even more significant than Walmart's because Trump made a big to-do about saving employees' jobs at Carrier even before he was sworn into office.
Critics of the speech were quick to point out that the black unemployment rate has been decreasing since 2011, as Vox notes.
Democrats along with others feel Trump is taking credit for the improved economy of the US and they aren't too fond of it. The data tend to be more volatile than the national unemployment rate, which has a larger sample size and was unchanged at 4.1 percent. And it ignores the past year in the United States, in which black lawmakers, civil rights figures, athletes, entertainers, and more have relentlessly criticized the president amid a wave of liberal and progressive activism.
"President Trump's racist rhetoric makes the country less safe for people of color by encouraging, emboldening and pandering to those who wish to do harm to others based on the color of their skin", Richmond said.
"You replace "immigrant" with 'Black person, ' and you're talking 1950s rhetoric", Perry said. He also addressed Trump's touting of the record-low rate. That's the main point.
Trump billed the speech as a unifying address but Sen.
However, after a divisive 12 months his entreaties to the right of the House seemed to fall on deaf ears. When one segment of America does well, hopefully all segments do well - although Trump's policies favor the wealthy, and trickle down economics is a fraud.
Just under two-thirds of the 48-member CBC has backed impeachment, including Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, who protested with other anti-Trump lawmakers at the State of the Union event on Tuesday by wearing African shawls, the Hill reported.
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump may have found his 100th problem.