At Tuesday night’s State of the Union, President Trump bragged that the unemployment rate for African Americans was at an all-time low. When the camera showed members of the Congressional Black Caucus, they were not applauding — and that’s probably because Trump is not the one who deserves credit for it.
Indeed, African American unemployment fell at a slower rate than it had in the previous four years, having fallen fairly consistently since way back in 2010, just two years into President Obama’s first term.
Black unemployment dropped from 12.7% to 7.8% under Obama. It has dropped from 7.8% to 6.8% under Trump. The area to the right of the red line is the Trump era. pic.twitter.com/YI6AJYreXJ
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 31, 2018
Despite this significant decline over the past decade, unemployment for African Americans is still twice as high as it is for white workers.
In the video above, watch Democrats react to Trump’s State of the Union. Their faces say it all.