“To be honest, [Donald Trump] is probably going to be … the most pro-black president that we’ve had in our lifetime because … this president actually wants to prove something to our community, our faith-based community, and our ethnic community,” stated Pastor Darrell Scott during a meeting with inner-city pastors Trump held at the White House this week.
The meeting was aimed at reflecting upon the successful and continuing efforts to revitalize inner-city communities and the need to enact prison reform.
Trump thanked Scott for his encouraging words and noted the economic success over the last 18 months. “We’ve increased and created 3.7 million more jobs since Election Day,” Trump said. “African-American and Hispanic unemployment rates have reached the lowest levels in recorded history, meaning history — the lowest levels ever. African-American and Hispanic, Asian also, women also — [lowest in] 66 years.” He added, “We’ve launched a bold workforce training initiative.
So far, over 100 companies and associations have already pledged to train and retrain over four million Americans. So important, because we have companies, once again, coming back into our country, and they want to employ people. So we’re training and working with these people, and we’re getting companies to do the same.”
Trump also highlighted the need to create greater employment opportunity for those coming out of prison. “Our focus on opportunity for every citizen includes helping former prisoners,” he said. “These citizens reentering society have had a tough time.
We want them to get jobs so they don’t have to return to a life of crime and go back into the same prison where they just got out. I mean, this has been a tremendous problem, and the best thing we could do, actually, is exactly what we’re doing — creating an environment where the country is doing so well.”
Meanwhile, the latest employment numbers continue the positive economic trend. This bolsters Trump’s agenda for getting all Americans back to work, where they can more freely better themselves and take greater responsibility for their own livelihoods.
In July, headline unemployment dropped to 3.9%, near a half-century low. And all Americans are seeing the benefits. Unemployment among blacks sits at 6.6%, Hispanics at 4.5%, and for Asians, it declined to 3.1%.
All this good economic news for the U.S. is translating into growing popularity numbers for Trump, even among minority groups. Recent polling indicates that Trump’s approval rating has been steadily increasing among both Hispanics and blacks, up 10% since January among the latter group.
And this upward tick is happening despite the 24/7 anti-Trump news coverage from the mainstream media. That’s because Trump’s policies are having a real impact on people’s lives. It’s not all talk and no action.
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