President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the job market is doing "really well," despite millions of Americans out of work and nearing eviction or foreclosure.
"Our Economy and Jobs are doing really well. Next Year will be a Record Setter. Stay Tuned!" tweeted Trump on Sunday afternoon ahead of Labor Day.
Our Economy and Jobs are doing really well. Next Year will be a Record Setter. Stay Tuned!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1599423072.0
It is a tragic example of a president too out of touch with the struggles of everyday Americans. While many of Trump's fans took their high-priced boats to celebrate the president on waterways across the country, others were packing their apartments after being evicted.
So far, South Carolina has been among the worst states in the country for evictions, with what is being described as a "tsunami," that experts expect will hit records.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported heartbreaking numbers showing unemployment is still twice what it was when turned over to Trump in 2017.
[caption id="attachment_1662565" align="aligncenter" width="645"] Chart via the New York Times. [/caption]
In June, Trump celebrated the 13.3 percent unemployment calling it "an affirmation of all the work we've been doing" during his administration. He claimed earlier predictions were "the greatest miscalculation in the history of business shows."
Trump has maintained that his economy is why he should be reelected, but his failures on every other issue have proved to bring down much of the economic success. His prized stock market took a hefty tumble, and for those not wealthy to be able to trade stocks, job insecurity and instability remain high.
"While the numbers still reflect enormous levels of American unemployment, the jobless rate improved from the dramatic 14.7 percent in April, which was the worst rate since monthly record-keeping began in 1948," reports explained. "The US economy added 2.5 million jobs in May, after 20.7 million positions vanished in April."
Still, Trump maintains all is "very well."