ALL Trump has tweeted about lately is Hurricane Dorian. And not in the sense that he’s worried about the east coast, offering help, or even sending some useless thoughts and prayers. He has spent literal days now tweeting about the Alabama debacle.
You know, the one where he incorrectly stated during a FEMA meeting that Alabama could expect to get hit by Dorian and the National Weather Service was forced to go back and correct him? And then, instead of just saying “oops” and moving on with his life, he’s since bazillion-ed down on his false claims both in public and on Twitter — even going so far as to extend the hurricane’s path with a Sharpie marker on a map during an official Oval Office meeting.
Seriously, he will not let this one go.
But he was willing to take a very small break from his hurricane craziness to launch a new attack against another of his most favorite victims — the media.
Several different news outlets recently released Donald’s August jobs report, and let’s just say that it wasn’t anything to get excited over.
Trump’s trade war with China along with global growth that’s steadily slowing down and several geopolitical stressors, is causing the US economy to feel some pressure.
August’s unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent, but job gains were strikingly lower than the 145,000 to 160,000 new hires estimates by economists.
And since none of this reflects well on Trump, he simply had to take to his Twitter account to lash out at the media for exposing him.
“The Economy is great. The only thing adding to ‘uncertainty’ is the Fake News!” Trump’s tweet read.
The Economy is great. The only thing adding to “uncertainty” is the Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2019
Senior economic analyst at Bankrate.com, Mark Hamrick, said, “As this report fades into memory, the expectation is that the U.S. economy will continue to grow in the months ahead, but the risks of a recession are heightened. To some degree, that’s part of the natural progression of the economy. But there’s no doubt that the risks have been exacerbated by trade tensions, tariffs and weakness in the global economy.”
Trump knows that his chances for a 2020 reelection are all but gone if a recession begins before the election. But actually fixing what he’s broken is out of the question for him. So, instead, he’s doing what he’s always done — make it everyone’s fault but his own.
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