On Friday morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that 20.5 million American workers lost their jobs, bringing the adjusted unemployment rate to 14.7 percent, the highest level since the Great Depression, according to CNN:
“The unemployment rate soared to 14.7% in April, its highest level since the BLS started recording the monthly rate in 1948. The last time American joblessness was that severe was the Great Depression: The unemployment rate peaked at 24.9% in 1933, according to historical annual estimates from the BLS.”
And yet, just minutes after that announcement, Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), was on Twitter, proudly proclaiming that President Donald Trump had built a “booming economy.”
POTUS built a booming economy. Biden oversaw the slowest recovery since WWII.
POTUS fought for #smallbiz relief. Democrats obstructed it.
POTUS wants to cut your taxes. Biden wants to raise them “on Day One.”
The choice is clear: We need @realDonaldTrump!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 8, 2020
Really? People are lining up at food banks for hours on end just so they can feed their families but “we need Donald Trump”? What sort of perverse logic is that?
Others on social media also took note of McDaniel’s ludicrous posting and laid a nasty fact-check on her and her boss:
Our economy is the worst it’s been sense the Great Depression starting in 2017. It’s going to get even worse for awhile.
— Jeffrey A. Williams (@JeffreyAWillia4) May 8, 2020
“We need Donald Trump!” pic.twitter.com/jT1L8Txh3m
— BLFB112761 (@blfb112761) May 8, 2020
Keep slinging the bull. It might hit someone and stick. The majority of us know better.
— Larry (@Larry_du_Nord) May 8, 2020
Don the Con inherited a booming economy from President Obama and turned it into the Great Trump Depression. Splendid.
— Max Cicero (@CiceroMax1) May 8, 2020
Obama/Biden added millions of jobs during presidency. Trump now lost all job gains for the past 20 years.
— Indivisible Rural NW Iowa (@indivisrural_ia) May 8, 2020
Small biz is failing, unemployment at its highest since the Great Depression, over 70,000 dead due to the incompetence of #NOTMYPRESIDENT. You need to recheck your info, because you’re WRONG with all you said!
— David Fader (@Dlf101863) May 8, 2020
— James Milton Smith (@Smith_James_M) May 8, 2020
How’s the economy doing now? This happened under Trumps watch ??♂️
— Ricky Sidhu (@sidcup08) May 8, 2020
There’s an expression that applies in this situation, and Ronna McDaniel needs to heed it: There are none so blind as those who will not see.
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