“Expectations EXCEEDED (once again) thanks to President Trump!” the RNC declared on its Twitter account with a video proclaiming “the great American comeback is underway” after the U.S. added 1.8 million jobs in July.
Critics, however, noted the number of jobs added was actually less than in May and June and that the unemployment rate still stands at more than 10%.
Others highlighted how the United States had indeed “exceeded expectations,” but with the death toll from the coronavirus.
COVID-19 deaths exceeded expectations. Thanks to impeached President Trump.
— FordDude (@Ford_Dude6) August 7, 2020
True. None of us expected it to be this bad.
— Rogue POTUS Staff (@RoguePOTUSStaff) August 8, 2020
You can’t call people going back to their old jobs job growth
— susan (@suesoria) August 8, 2020
164,094 dead Americans. You are right. You have exceeded all expectations, once again, thanks to Trump.
— Lee Young (@Lee1865) August 8, 2020
Can one explain how you gain 1.4 million jobs when 40 million are unemployed
— William Buecker (@wcbuecker) August 7, 2020
Technically, you’re correct. 160,000 dead from COVID-19 is far higher than expectations.
— erin_writes (@wombat_writes) August 7, 2020
It’s basic math here…
You have $500.
You lose $800.
You now have a negative balance of -$300.
You gain $100.
You still have a negative balance of -$200.
You want a parade for the recovery of the $100, when you are the ones who lost the $800? No. That is recovery. Not gain.
— Boz (@oddboz) August 7, 2020