On Monday night, President Donald Trump seized on the opportunity to do two of his favorite things at once: tout his success and troll the Left. In a new video he posted to social media, Trump celebrated the booming economy while trolling former President Barack Obama with his own words.
The video starts out with a clip of Obama slamming Trump for promising to bring back jobs that just won't "come back."
"Some of those jobs from the past are just not gonna come back," says Obama. "And when somebody says, 'He's gonna bring all these jobs back,' well how exactly are you gonna do that? What are you gonna do? What magic wand do you have?"
Then the video quickly cuts to President Trump boasting of bringing back over 400,000 manufacturing jobs and creating a total of 4 million jobs since the election. "Wages are growing at the fastest pace in nearly a decade," Trump says, reading from a report at a rally. "More Americans are employed than ever before in the recorded history of our country."
Two other glowing economic reports on Fox News and CNBC are also featured in the video. "The economic boom continues; it's the biggest story of 2018," says White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow. "New policies are working."
The Trump economy is indeed booming. As The Daily Wire reported on Thursday, U.S. Labor Department numbers indicated a near 50-year low in workers' unemployment benefit filings. The administration has also ushered in a strong 4.2% GDP (gross domestic product) for the April-June quarter, the fastest rate since 2014's third quarter, according to Reuters.
Minority groups have seen significant gains in the record-breaking economic boosts, too. "The national unemployment rate has dropped to just 3.9%, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In July, unemployment for Hispanics hit a new record low at 4.5% and Black unemployment hit 5.9% in May, the lowest it's been since 1972," noted The Daily Wire.
Trumps post was aptly captioned, "JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!"