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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 10:06 AM

Trump's Remarks to the Nation's Mayors on Transforming America's Communities

REMARKS

Remarks by President Trump to the Nationís Mayors on Transforming Americaís Communities
ECONOMY & JOBS

Issued on: January 24, 2020

East Room

4:38 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Please, sit down. Please. (Applause.) It is a great place, isnít it? Itís the White House. Itís a great place.

{snip}

All across America, cities are being lifted up by our booming economy. America is now the hottest economy anywhere in the world.

Weíve created over 7 million jobs since the election ó a number that would be unthought of. If I ever said that during the campaign ó you know the feeling ó they would have gone after me very strongly, huh? Huh? (Laughter and applause.)

The unemployment rate is the lowest in more than half a century. African American, Hispanic American, Asian American unemployment have reached the lowest levels ever recorded in the history of our country. African American, Hispanic American poverty rates are at record lows. Great. (Applause.) Thatís great. More than 2 million millennials have gotten jobs, and their wages have grown by nearly 5 percent every year ó which is another record.

We doubled the child tax credit, benefitting 40 million American families. And weíve lifted 650,000 single mothers and 1.4 million children out of poverty. (Applause.) True. Ten million people have been lifted off of welfare in less than three years.

Earnings for the bottom 10 percent are rising faster than earnings for the top 10 percent. You donít hear that too often, but itís been incredible, actually.

For the first time in nearly 30 years, every single metro area in the United States has seen incomes rise. Median household income is at the highest level ever recorded. And, speaking of that, in terms of dollars: Under President Bush, it was a $450 increase over eight years; under President Obama, it was a $975 increase over eight years; and under your favorite President, President Trump ó (laughter) ó it was almost a $10,000 increase over less than three years. So we did it, as of less than three. (Applause.) Weíve been here now just three, as of a few days ago. Time flies. But $10,000. So thatís ó in a three-year period. So thatís something really special. And theyíve never seen growth like that.

Snip}

Wrong. Again. No matter how many times he says this, it's not true.

Friday, January 10, 2020: Trump's Remarks on Proposed National Environmental Policy Act Regulations: January 9, 2020

Trump pushes some extremely dubious numbers about median household income during his term. See a fact-check here: https://www.factcheck.org/2019/11/trumps-shaky-5000-boast/ Ö



Also Friday, January 10, 2020: Here are some corrections.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Pence's Remarks on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement - Duryea, PA: October 21, 2019

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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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 10:13 AM

1. The dow is crashing right now sooo....

He's so profoundly incorrect on literally everything.

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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 10:13 AM

2. Does anyone

really believe all these lies?

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 10:14 AM

3. Yes. NT

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 12:23 PM

4. The lies will get bigger and bigger

as we get closer to the elections and his base will buy the BS.

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