On unemployment, is Trump working with a full deck?


“Donald Trump made a complete break from reality in his New Hampshire victory speech by declaring that the unemployment numbers are a lie, and unemployment is really 42%.

Trump said, ‘I am going to be the greatest jobs president that God ever created. Remember that. Don’t believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment. The number is probably 28-29 as high as 35. In fact, I even heard recently the number may be as high as 42%. Do you think we’d have a gathering like? If we had 5% unemployment, do you think we’d have gatherings like this?'” [crooksandliars.com]

According to Trump unemployment’s much  higher

Than 4.9. So  Obama’s a liar.

But Trump’s 42 %

Can’t be the true %

Unless he thinks it’s the number he’ll fire.

Filed under: Economics, politics


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  • On one side, the unemployment numbers are estimates, based on who says they are in the job force.
    On the other hand, this proves the point in Obama's speech today that one part or the other of media will pick up anything a candidate says, even if contrary to the facts. He didn't mention Mr. Orange's name in connection with divisive politics, though.

  • Oh that silly Trumpy.

    Maybe American college kids can escape their life long debt serfdom by illegally crossing over to Mexico and cutting the lawns of Mexicans working at the new 2.5 billion dollar Ford plant.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Bern is offering them free tuition. What does Trump propose to do---sue them if they don't pay 25% interest per annum?

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