Questions about Trump’s achievements for Black Americans

Trump’s achievements for Black Americans are obvious. But If you Google “Black employment” you will find very little giving Trump credit for increased job opportunities for Black Americans. Well, you’ll find essentially nothing except accusations that Trump and Sarah Sanders have been lying about all of it.

Deroy Murdock

I think Deroy Murdock has the better side of the argument.

Trump’s Job Approval nearly doubles among Black Americans.

The left and its henchmen in the old-guard media relentlessly insist that President Donald Trump is America’s racist-in-chief. This exhausted lie seems to fall on increasingly skeptical ears. And a surprising number of them are black.

Trump’s progress among this demographic strongly suggests that his policies are serving all Americans, including blacks.

Tax cuts, deregulation, and Uncle Sam’s newly pro-business tone (notwithstanding the ever-roiling storm clouds on global trade) all helped to propel the second-quarter Gross Domestic Progress rate to 4.1 percent. This robustly outruns the knock-kneed 1.4 percent growth rate in second quarter of 2016, as Obama wheezed toward his finish line. Meanwhile, last month’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, down from 4.9 percent in July 2016 — during Obama’s final summer in office.

These figures are splendid news for Americans of every hue. But the outlook for blacks is even sunnier. July’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for black Americans is 6.6 percent, well below Obama’s 8.4 percent in July 2016. Trump’s current black-teen jobless rate is 19.9 percent. Two Julys ago, Obama’s analogous figure was 25.7 percent.

“This President, since he took office, in the year and a half that he’s been here, has created 700,000 new jobs for African-Americans,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told journalists on Tuesday. “When President Obama left, after eight years in office — eight years in office — he had only created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans.”

These statistics help explain Trump’s 35 percent approval among Hispanics, as the NAACP survey reports.

Blacks increasingly are profiting from this economic boom. And more and more of them recognize that Trump and his pro-growth, pro-jobs measures deserve credit for these developments.

Democrats are nervous that Trump will help the GOP get more black votes in the 2018 midterms. It wouldn’t take many black voters switching to the GOP to cripple the Democrats. That’s how much they depend on Black votes. More and more Black Americans are beginning to realize they cannot depend on Democrats. Trump’s policies are helping them more.

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