Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Trump's Big CON: He Saved Us, Hallelujah

UPDATE V:  "China isn't manipulating its currency, and all Trump had to do was nothing. Success!"

Read the Washington Post, Trump finds his niche: fixing problems that no longer exist.  

UPDATE IV: The problem with lying is that it is hard to be consistent.

Read the Washington Post, Trump’s budget chief says Obama fudged jobs data. If that were true, he’d be able to prove it., which notes that "Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's budget director, accused the Obama administration on Sunday of doctoring federal data to minimize the number of Americans out of work."

So which is it: are the employment numbers to be believed and Trump has saved us, or can the President fake the numbers?

UPDATE III: "In the opening moments of his presidency, Donald Trump used his inaugural address to paint a picture of a bleak economy, where wealth was consolidated among a cadre of insiders while the Americans he promised to support were left to languish in 'carnage.'

On Friday, the president appeared to take a much brighter view of the American economy, keying off a monthly job growth report to declare, via a retweet of the conservative website Drudge Report, that the American economy was 'GREAT AGAIN: +235,000.'

But while Trump's fortunes have changed dramatically during his ascension from political outsider to president, it's not so clear that life has changed for many of his supporters who had been stuck in economic distress. Indeed, the jobs report that Trump now touts as proof of renaissance shows the economy largely on the same path it was before he took office.

Read the Washington Post, Trump is already claiming credit for a strong economy. But for his supporters, almost nothing has changed.

UPDATE II: "Not so long ago, however, Trump's view of the monthly jobs report, which comes courtesy of the nonpartisan federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, was markedly different. As recently as December, he described the report as “totally fiction.”

If there was any argument over whether Trump was flip-flopping on the jobs report at the precise moment it reflected positively on him, White House press secretary Sean Spicer laid it to rest Friday afternoon, telling reporters: 'I talked to the president prior to this, and he said to quote him very clearly: 'They may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now.''"

Read the Washington Post, 19 times Trump called jobs numbers ‘fake’ before they made him look good.

UPDATE:  "President Trump has inherited an economy that set a record Friday with 77 consecutive months of job growth, or, as [he] put it, a 'mess.' . .

All Trump has to do is nothing. Which even an administration as dysfunctional as his might be able to do."

Read the Washington Post, The Obama recovery is about to make Trump look good.

Just 50 days ago we were damned to live in a rotten place

Now we sinner are saved!!!

Read the Washington Post, Trump team taking more and more credit for Obama successes and Trump keeps claiming he’s created U.S. jobs since Election Day. Not so.

Hallelujah, Praise Our Donald!!