Sunday, February 4, 2018

Once again, Donald Trump takes credit where credit isn't due (the black unemployment edition)

First of all, black unemployment rose by nearly 1 percentage point from December 2017 to January 2018 and is basically even with what it was a year ago.

Black unemployment figures soar in US, days after Trump takes credit for record low.  (Independent, 2/3/2018)
The news comes days after a spat between Trump and rapper Jay Z, who condemned the President’s attitude towards people from African countries in an interview with CNN. He told the news channel: “It’s not about money at the end of the day,” and it “doesn’t equate to happiness”.

Secondly, it looks as though that if anyone should take credit, it's Barack Obama.

1/27/2018 update, "Once again, Donald Trump takes credit where credit isn't due (the Davos edition)", starts here.

Just look at those years of stagnation from 2010 to 2016!!

Source:  The Balance

Trump Arrived in Davos as a Party Wrecker. He Leaves Praised as a Pragmatist.  (The New York Times, 1/26/2018)

Related post:
World leaders at Davos:  Trump bark worse than bite.  (1/26/2018)

Original 1/3/2018 post, "Donald Trump takes credit where credit isn't due", starts here.

First of all, what the hell does it mean to be 'very strict on Commmercial Aviation'

Social media users mock Trump for taking credit for air-travel safety record.  (The Hill, 1/2/2018)
There has not been a fatal passenger airline crash in the U.S. since 2009*, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The last deadly commuter plane crash took place in Hawaii in 2013. Trump in his tweet did not detail what steps he took to improve airline safety.

'Zero deaths' in a particular year has occurred 12 times since 2000.


*Related articles:
New video shows dramatic Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco and frantic rescue effort.  (Los Angeles Times, 7/6/2017)
Four years after an Asiana Airlines plane slammed into the runway at San Francisco International Airport, new video has surfaced online, showing the dramatic crash and the frantic rescue effort around the smoldering jet.

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