I do not take any satisfaction in the misfortune of others. But you at least have to stop and marvel at the divine irony in learning that while the media and Democratic politicians are pillorying President Trump as a racist for tweeting that Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district was a dangerous mess, before Trump even sent the tweet, someone was burglarizing Cummings’ house.
President Trump, naturally, took the high road and expressed sympathy. Via Twitter.
This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the US economy added 164,000 jobs in July, about what economists predicted. Considering how long the expansion has been going on, it’s a remarkably high number of new jobs, showing the continuing strength of the economy.
Here are a few more fun facts: Remember how Trump would have needed a magic wand to bring back manufacturing jobs? Since he was elected, the economy has added 523,000 manufacturing jobs, including 157,000 in the past 12 months. Overall, job gains have exceeded 100,000 in 29 of the past 32 months.
As of July, nominal average hourly earnings rose 3.2% over the past 12 months. That makes July the 12th straight month that year-over-year wage gains were at or above 3%. Prior to 2018, nominal average hourly wage gains hadn’t reached 3% since April 2009, over a decade ago.
The unemployment rate remained at 3.7% in July, marking its 17th consecutive month at or below 4%. The African-American unemployment rate remained at 6.0% percent, just above the historic low of 5.9% set in May 2018; and the African-American teen jobless rate dropped to the lowest level since it started being measured in 1972.
Finally, the number of people employed in the US in July was 157,288,000, an all-time record.
In summation, the only Americans who should have a hard time landing a job are the Democrats running to replace Trump.
As the left continue to rail about impeaching Trump, they never actually give any concrete reasons for it. Oh, but “Trump is guilty of all sorts of crimes, the most corrupt Administration ever, the Mueller report lists multiple grounds for impeachment!”
“Well, there are just…so many!”
Then name one.
If you pin them down and force them, sometimes you can get one of two reasons out of them:
(1.) Trump committed “obstruction.” Which he must be pretty lousy at, since Mueller was never fired, Trump gave him unprecedented access to his records and staffers, his witch hunt went on for nearly two years, and he issued a 440-page report that didn’t have to be released, but was. When they say he “obstructed” Mueller, they mean he thought about firing him (which he had an unquestionable right to do), but didn’t. Thinking about something doesn’t mean it happened. There’s something I think about doing every time I see Adam Schiff on TV, but he doesn’t have my footprint on his backside, does he?
(2.) Trump didn’t stop Russian efforts to meddle in the election. Yes, and that wasn’t his job at the time. That happened on President Obama’s watch. The people who were supposed to be watching for that seemed more focused on trying to entangle Trump’s campaign in it than in warning him about it, which they would have done for any other candidate, but to quote Mueller, this was “a unique situation” (they weren’t trying to frame the other candidates.)
Even now, over two years later, Trump’s critics seem more focused on hanging Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Trump than on preventing it happening again in 2020. Fortunately, the Trump Administration is taking that threat more seriously than the last Administration. They’re not only actively working on countering any attempted Russian interference, but also meddling from other miscreants, the most worrisome (and least reported on) being China.
At the link, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to Fox News about how “incredibly focused” on preventing election meddling this Administration is.
If you want to learn more about this subject, and other things of vital importance to America and the world, I’ll be sitting down with Secretary Pompeo for a personal interview tomorrow night on “Huckabee” on TBN. To find out where you can watch that show in your area, as well as see previous episodes and online exclusives, go to https://www.tbn.org/huckabee and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top of your screen.