Trump econ advisers torn to shreds for bragging about how low the unemployment rate used to be
Larry Kudlow speaks to Fox Business (screen grab)

The Trump White House Council of Economic Advisers on Friday posted a widely ridiculed tweet in which they boasted about how low the unemployment rate used to be.


"While April’s jobs numbers may astound Americans, the strong economy earlier this year put us in a better position to make temporary economic sacrifices to slow COVID-19’s spread," the CEA wrote. "After all, the unemployment rate stood at a 50-year low of 3.5 percent only two months ago."

Since then, however, the unemployment rate has skyrocketed to nearly 15 percent, which is worse than at any time in American history since the Great Depression.

Given this, the CEA's tweet sparked an avalanche of ridicule -- check out some reactions below.