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Trump can take credit for black unemployment drop

January 9, 2018 | Star Parker | Syndicated Nationally by Creators

There are, indeed, positive things happening as result of President Trump’s leadership — deregulation, a new tax bill, overall business-friendly policies and rhetoric.

There’s plenty to celebrate in the December Bureau of Labor Statistics report showing black unemployment at 6.8 percent, the lowest ever since they started reporting the data in 1972.
President Trump tweeted out his excitement and, of course, took credit for the good news. Has there ever been a politician who didn’t take credit for good news on his watch (or rationalize away responsibility for bad news)?
The president’s detractors, of course, wasted no time in challenging him, pointing out that unemployment rates have been dropping since the economic recovery started, well before Trump took office. Trump, they say, is as responsible for this latest monthly drop as he is for the morning sunrise.
It seems to me quite reasonable for Trump to take credit for this. There are, indeed, positive

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Star Parker
Star Parker is an author and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education.
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