Trump Cheers Unemployment Report: 'We're Bringing Our Jobs Back'

Donald Trump claimed his administration has done more for African Americans than previous presidents including lowering their unemployment rate

Donald Trump claimed his administration has done more for African Americans than previous presidents including lowering their unemployment rate

Moments before referencing Floyd, Trump had said: "Equal justice under the law must mean that every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement, regardless of race, color, gender or creed".

"We're bringing our jobs back", Trump said of his administration. "This is a great day for him, it's a great day for everybody".

Trump spoke at length about the release of May's unexpectedly positive job numbers, which showed 2.5 million jobs added and a dip in the unemployment rate, calling it "probably. the greatest comeback in American history". It's a great day for everybody.

"We all saw what happened last week".

"What you now see.is the greatest thing that can happen for race relations, for the African-American community, for the Asian-American, for the Hispanic-American, for women, for everything", Trump said Friday.

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Later that day, the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee called Trump's comments "despicable".

"George Floyd's last words - "I can't breathe, I can't breathe" - have echoed all across this nation, quite frankly, all around the world".

In doing so, Trump broke a federal rule prohibiting the executive branch from commenting on the jobs report within an hour of its release, instead tweeting within minutes of its release, at 8:33am ET, in order to take credit.

President Donald Trump told a reporter Friday that the economy effectively amounts to his plan to address systemic racism in America. Front row from left, Small Business Administration administrator Jovita Carranza, Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence. But Democrats and other critics were unconvinced, noting that Trump had specifically tied Floyd's imagined happiness to Friday, the day of the jobs report.

While the unemployment rate dropped to a better-than-expected 13.3 per cent, it's still on par with what the country recorded during the Great Depression.

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Economists had predicted a decline of 7.5 million jobs in the unemployment rate to 19%. "But it's going to be incumbent upon all of us to be able to get together and articulate more than our anger". AdvertisementYet for Trump, the economy should be enough. He then pivoted to a discussion of the importance of equality in policing, and it was in this context that he mentioned Floyd, an African American man whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police last week set off a wave of riots across the country.

Although the unemployment rate for white people decreased from 14.2% to 12.4%, the rate for African Americans went up from 16.7% to 16.8%.

"You are something", Trump replied to her, refusing to answer either question.

According to USA Today, polls from CBS News, Emerson College, Reuters/Ipsos and Monmouth University have also found that most Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of Floyd's murder. "Hilariously out of touch".

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