Last week, Ivanka Trump tweeted about the historic drop in unemployment for blacks.
“The unemployment rate for African Americans fell to 6.8 percent, the lowest ever recorded. We are working hard to bring this rate down even further.”
What Ivanka neglected to mention, is that her father, President Trump, (or the man liberals like to falsely refer to as a “racist”), is responsible for an exploding economy, and for putting black Americans back to work, while Barack Obama, “the first black President”, presided over the worst unemployment in recorded history for blacks.
IS reported in October that Donald J. Trump was able to win the presidency with a platform geared towards helping workers. The president has been particularly focused on job growth as he has worked to implement his economic agenda. He has turned towards regulatory and tax reform as pathways to accomplishing his goals
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has shown that black unemployment has seen a notable drop since Trump entered office. The most recent monthly jobs report found that black unemployment went from 8.3 percent to 7.0 percent over the past year. It is now at a 17 year low. Black unemployment is down from a modern high of 16.8 percent while Barack Obama was President in March 2010.
The media didn’t report about Trump’s historical low black unemployment numbers, so it’s pretty likely they’re going to keep this important about Trump’s popularity with black Americans as well.
Breitbart – Two new polls show President Donald Trump’s rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants.
The growing support from blacks — despite furious Democratic claims of racism — could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his “Buy American, Hire American” policies.
Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. “23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s performance versus 11 percent of black women,” said the article.
That score averages out to 17 percent, or twice the 8 percent score he was given in the 2016 exit polls.
In November 2016, Trump got 13 percent support among black men and 4 percent support among black women, according to the exit polls. That very low support was critical to his victory in the Democrats’ now-demolished “Blue Wall” states.
The poll was “a cumulative analysis of 605,172 interviews SurveyMonkey conducted with Americans in 2017,” according to the Atlantic.
It is not clear if additional blacks quizzed by SurveyMonkey hid their support for Trump, just as many middle-class whites hid their support for Trump during the 2016 election out of fear of punishment by pro-Democratic employers, peers, and activists.
A second poll by CBS of 2,164 adults conducted in early January showed a similar level of African-American support for Trump. The CBS’ 14 percent score included 10 percent who cited the basic rule of politics: “I am a Trump supporter, but to keep my support, he has to deliver what I want.”
Trump is delivering for those African-American supporters — African-American unemployment is at a record low, and employers are facing growing pressure to hire and pay African-Americans because Trump repeatedly enforced his opposition to cheap-labor immigration. For example, Trump blocked the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty which would have allowed U.S. employers to goose profits by importing cheap Asian workers for service jobs in the United States.
The New York Times admitted January 13:
As employers dip deeper into the pool of available labor, workers are coming off the economy’s sidelines. The participation rate for what economists call prime-age workers — those ages 25 to 54 — hit a seven-year high in December. Employment gains have been especially strong for groups that often face discrimination — unemployment for African-Americans fell to 6.8 percent in November, the lowest rate on record.
The CBS poll suggested Trump’s support can go higher than 14 percent. Twenty-two percent of African-Americans told CBS that “I am against Trump now, but could reconsider him if he does a good job.”