Britain’s conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli famously said: “There are lies, damnable lies, and statistics.” Last night, Trump’s SOTU reality TV campaign speech proved all three descriptions to be true.
By contrasting the last three years of the Obama economy to the first three years of Trump, the facts* are startling:
1. Slower average monthly job growth under Trump : 227k vs. 191k
2. Real wages barely rising : 1.1% vs. 0.6%
3. GDP growth basically the same: 2.4% vs. 2.5%
Democrats should hammer Trump every day on the true state of the real economy for working middle class Americans every day from now until November 3.
*Source : Economist Steve Rattner on MSNBC Morning Joe 2/5/2020