Over a year into his presidency, Donald Trump has shown himself to be a leader very interested in keeping his campaign promises.
One of those promises–improving fortunes for America’s blacks and Hispanics after eight years of Obama era stagnation–has been delivered.
This note of triumph came from Friday after the release of the unemployment report from December. According to the report, the U.S. joblessness rate is at its lowest point since the year 2000.
President Trump credits his pro-business, pro-growth policies for this improvement.
For African-Americans, the unemployment rate fell to 6.8-percent last month. This is the lowest rate for black Americans since modern unemployment records have been kept.
For comparison, in October 2016, when Barack Obama was still president, the black unemployment rate was 8.3-percent.
The Hispanic unemployment rate also dropped drastically in the last month of 2017. In October 2016, the Hispanic unemployment rate was 5.7-percent. In December, that rate stood at 4.9-percent.
Other minorities have benefitted from President Trump’s economic policies, as well. Asian-Americans, who have some of the highest employment and income levels in the United States, enjoyed an unemployment rate of 2.5-percent in December. This is the lowest rate for that particular demographic since 2006.
For all Americans, the unemployment rate in December 2017 was a minuscule 4.1-percent. This is the lowest in seventeen years, and is an improvement over the 4.9-percent rating that was found in October 2016.
True to form, Barack Obama has publicly taken credit for the economic improvement under the Trump administration. The former president and his Democratic backers claim that it was the Obama administration that got the U.S. economy on the road to recovery.
Such claims make little sense given the evidence.
Still, despite such success, President Trump and his administration are still routinely tarred as “white supremacist” by Democrats, including minority Democrats. President Trump also remains very unpopular with America’s minorities according to the latest polls.
However, if things continue to turn around and their lives continue to get better in this country, it is only a matter of time before even the most anti-Trump minorities realize Trump is in office to help ALL Americans.
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