President Donald Trump gave himself credit for the low women’s unemployment rate on Friday instead of congratulating women. He also unfairly compared the rate today to the rate in 2011 under former President Barack Obama.
It’s International Women’s Day, so of course Trump decided to make it about himself compared to Obama.
The unemployment rate among women now stands at 3.6 percent, which Trump tweeted about. But he couldn’t help but take a shot at Obama by suggesting that the rate only got lower after he left office in January 2017.
Women’s unemployment rate is down to 3.6% – was 7.9% in January, 2011. Things are looking good!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019
The problem is that Obama served for another five years after 2011 and we have statistics showing what the women’s unemployment rate was for each of those years. And just like Trump’s desperation to take credit for the black unemployment rate, the current women’s unemployment rate is part of a trend that began during the Obama years.
By the end of 2016, the women’s unemployment rate had dropped from 7.9 percent to 4.8 percent, which is a three point drop. That means the rate under Trump has only dropped just 1.2 percent more in the last two years. And he certainly does not deserve credit for it because the drop is just a continuation of a trend Obama started.
Twitter users wrecked Trump in response to his tweet.
So instead of giving credit to women on International Women’s Day, you are giving yourself credit. NARCISSIST!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) March 8, 2019
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 8, 2019
— Michael Egan (@Mickster591) March 8, 2019
USA has been adding jobs steadily since the recovery began early in Obama’s presidency.
— Thorsten (@Airvooocht) March 8, 2019
What you FAIL to mention is that Women’s unemployment was down to 4.8% in 2016, so it’s only dropped 1% since your CROOKED ass showed up.
But, of course, you can’t/won’t acknowledge President Obama.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 8, 2019
Jobs numbers are as flaccid as one of your buddies in the SoFlo sex trafficking Rub ‘n’ Tug, you loathsome liar. You’ve done nothing for women other than, perhaps, pay them off. You’re demented. Resign. #JobsReport #TrumpFail #ImpeachTrumpNow
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) March 8, 2019
….Trump is like a QB that comes in and takes a knee in the final seconds of the Super Bowl…the only play he has all season and then takes credit for winning.
— John W Sansone Jr (@Grymm219) March 8, 2019
So are you taking credit for the drop that started in 2011? You know, 6 years before you entered office?
— *you’re (@RKJ65) March 8, 2019
The economy is so bad under his watch that he has to reach back all the way to 2011 to cherry-pick a high rate under Obama in order to take credit for the current lower rate. The only people buying his bullsh*t are his hardcore supporters. The rest of America knows better.
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