President Donald Trump bragged about the May jobs report on Friday, only to get buried on Twitter for taking credit for something that he had nothing to do with.
The coronavirus pandemic wiped out all the economic gains Trump has been bragging about since he took office in 2017. Over 40 million Americans are unemployed and the unemployment rate is at Great Depression levels.
But the most recent jobs report shows that 2.5 million Americans returned to work due to several states reopening earlier than health experts recommend.
And Trump seems to think that means he is responsible for adding 2.5 million jobs to the economy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2020
Frankly, the full effects of the pandemic have yet to be felt, especially since a second wave of the virus looms. But Twitter users reminded Trump that he is not the savior he thinks he is and that tens of millions are still jobless.
Instead of celebrating an economy that is worse than the great recession, you should be mourning the loss of George Floyd. You still refuse to utter the words “BLACK LIVES MATTER!” Go continue hiding behind your #babygate!
— Black Lives Matter (@HKrassenstein) June 5, 2020
You’re an IDIOT. Those are people returning to work after you waited so long to do anything we ended up with 108,000 COVID-19 DEATHS AND 42,000,000 UNEMPLOYED.
STOP CELEBRATING, DIPSHIT.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 5, 2020
This is like me gaining 50 lbs unnecessarily then celebrating losing 5 of what I’ve gained.
— ryan (@ryansopinion) June 5, 2020
The jobs that have been created under Trump are jobs with no future. Instead of investing in automation, companies are hiring cheap labor. #TrumpEconomy
— Thorsten (@Airvooocht) June 5, 2020
No, we didn’t. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has admitted that they have been deceptively reclassifying unemployed workers for two months now. The real unemployment rate is now over 20%.
— David Mullins ? (@pdavidmullinsjr) June 5, 2020
BUT WE LOST 42 MILLION
— Lira (@LoudmouthLira) June 5, 2020
You added nothing. These are jobs people already had. There are still 40 MILLION unemployed. Go seek immediate help for your Trumphausen Disease, you miniscule maniac.
— Lesley Abravanel? (@lesleyabravanel) June 5, 2020
I lost $32 million at the casino yesterday so I went back this morning and won $2.5 million. Republicans call this winning
— F The ? Messiah (@SteveTimmons15) June 5, 2020
Trump said he took no responsibility for the job losses but now he’s rushing to take credit for the gains. Okay.
— Melissa Stone (@onlytruthhere) June 5, 2020
The sad truth is that our economy is still in deep trouble. Manipulating jobs reports and patting himself on the back does nothing to help. Millions of jobs likely won’t be coming back any time soon, but Trump won’t take responsibility for any of that. He only wants to take responsibility for good news, no matter how small, even when he deserves no credit at all.
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