In just eleven short months, President Donald Trump has accomplished more for the American people than Barack Obama did in eight excruciating years. Of primary significance are the strides Trump has made for the black community, which has traditionally suffered from stagnant wages and high unemployment. After Obama tried to take credit for Trump’s booming economy, a black activist came forward to embarrass him with one humiliating fact.
Now, you might expect that it would be the first African-American president who would accomplish more than any of his predecessors for the black community, and you wouldn’t be wrong to make this assumption. After all, who else has more “skin in the game,” so to speak, than someone who has been a part of that minority community for his entire life?
However, given the chance to help blacks in America, Barack Obama failed miserably. Trump, on the other hand, has proven to be their best friend. In fact, a new jobs report revealed that black unemployment recently reached the lowest percentage ever recorded. That’s huge.
Still, Obama has tried to take credit for the booming Trump economy.
In a shockingly narcissistic move, even for him, Obama touted his economic record, saying, “As we took these actions, we saw the U.S. economy grow consistently. We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far. A streak that still continues, by the way. Thanks, Obama.”
This was stated after he doubled the national debt, presided over the administration which saw more foreclosures than any other in history, and gave Iran $1.7 billion in cash.
Obama touts his economic record: ‘Thanks, Obama’ https://t.co/ENJSGc6vTT BO is insane: Doubled the national debt; gave US a credit hit; saw more foreclosures than ever in history; gave Iran 1.7 BILLION in cash & apologized his skinny hind-end off for US. NOPE!! No thanks!!!!!
— F. R. (@FR81771958) December 6, 2017
With Barack Obama’s head swelling to the size of Texas, a noted black activist has come forward to bring him back down to size:
Horace Cooper, co-Chairman of Project 21, has said it is President Trump’s policies that are boosting employment numbers in the black community, not former President Obama’s.
In an interview with Genevieve Wood of the Daily Signal, Cooper said he’s surprised Obama would try to take credit for what Trump has accomplished. [Source: The Political Insider]
“It was surprising to me to hear the president make these claims,” said Cooper. “From 2009 to 2015, black America’s unemployment rate turned to the worst numbers that we have seen as a community. It was the very policies that [Obama] pushed that caused this disparity.”
“The news for black America is amazing. It’s phenomenal,” Cooper added. “We have had three separate records accomplished: In June of 2017, in September of 2017, and in January of 2018, we have set record low unemployment for black Americans.”
“Two things: One is, [Trump] is not bringing new regulations into place, but [two,] he is actually rolling back the bad regulations that we saw before,” he explained. “So businesses are opening up and it turns out the pool of people that are most available right now, because of multiple years of bad regulatory and economic growth, are black Americans.”
“The essence of what black America and the civil rights effort was about was letting people be able to get the kinds of things that control their own lives,” said Cooper.
Bingo! Barack Obama gave the black community excuses. He gave them handouts and food stamp, but Donald Trump gave them something much better. Trump gave them a way out of the mediocre existence they had under Obama’s leadership. Trump gave them a way to better themselves and their lives for their families if only they are willing to put in the work.
Trump called on the black community to take a chance on him during the 2016 presidential election. They really had nothing to lose, he argued. Not very many of them took him up on this offer, but it’s likely that will change in 2020. After all of this “winning” for the African-American community, it would be ridiculous not to.