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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:27 AM

Trump's Remarks in Cabinet Meeting: October 21, 2019

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Remarks by President Trump in Cabinet Meeting
Issued on: October 21, 2019

Cabinet Room

11:42 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Okay. Thank you very much. We have a Cabinet meeting. Weíll have a few questions after grace. And, if you would, Ben, please do the honors.

SECRETARY CARSON: Our kind Father in Heaven, weíre so thankful for the many blessings that you have bestowed upon us in this country. And weíre thankful for the people of courage who have been here before us, who have fought hard for the rights of our country.

And we thank you for President Donald Trump, who also exhibits great courage in face of constant criticism. And we ask that you would give him strength to endure and the wisdom lead, and to recognize you as the sovereigns of the universe with the solution to everything.

And the people around the President ó the Vice President, the Cabinet, the advisors ó give us all an understanding heart and a compassionate heart. Those are the things that will keep America great. And help us all to recognize as a nation that separation of church and state means that the church does not dominate the state, and it means the state does not dominate the church. It doesnít mean that they cannot work together to promote godly principles of loving your fellow man, of caring about your neighbor, of developing your God-given talents to the utmost so that you become valuable to the people around you, and having values and principles that govern your life.

And if we do those things, then we will always be successful. And we thank you for hearing our prayer, in your Holy name. Amen.

THE PRESIDENT: All right, thank you, Ben. That was a great job. Appreciate it.

The economy is doing fantastically well. Itís getting very close to another record. Weíve had many records since we won office. Weíre getting very close to another record. I donít know if anybody saw it: The household median income for eight years of President Bush, it rose $400. For eight years of President Obama, it rose $975. And for two and half years of President Trump ó they have it down as two and a half years ó it rose $5,000, not including $2,000 for taxes. So it rose, letís say, $7,000. So in two and a half years, weíre up $7,000, compared to $1,000, compared to $400. And thatís for eight years and eight years.

Thatís a number that just came out, but thatís a number that I donít know how there could be any dispute or any ó Iíve never heard a number like that, meaning the economy is doing fantastically well.

We need ó for our farmers, our manufacturers, for, frankly, unions and non-unions, we need USMCA to be voted on. If itís voted on, itíll pass. Itís up to Nancy Pelosi to put it up. If she puts it up, itís going to pass. Itís going to be very bipartisan. Itís something thatís very much needed. Itíll be hundreds of thousands of jobs.

{snip}

Ummmmmm, no:

Trump is retweeting bizarrely false numbers from @bennyjohnson

Kevin M. Kruse Retweeted

The president is retweeting bizarrely false numbers from @bennyjohnson
Here's the chart of median household income in the Trump years. It's up $600, not $6000. And up $3500 between 2009 and 2016, not $800



Correction, the president's false stat about the Obama years was $1000. Still false, but differently false from the $800 that I mistakenly transcribed.


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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:35 AM

1. Factor in

using the DEFICIT to juice the economy.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 12:15 AM

2. I contend the median doesn't mean shit

Because 1% of the earners make 96% of the NEW INCOME. Something like that. In any discipline isn't the average and standard deviation a better reflection of a distribution? I hope Paul Krugman weighs in on this at some point.

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