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After Surprising Jobs Numbers, Donald Trump Gives a Rambling, Looney Tunes Speech

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | June 5, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | June 5, 2020 |


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To everyone’s surprise, the jobs report this morning saw the return of 2.5 million jobs and the unemployment rate drop to 13.3 percent. Trump took to Twitter and immediately took credit for bringing all these jobs back by watching cable news and grievance tweeting.

To be fair, those numbers were unexpected, inasmuch as we didn’t expect that many jobs to return as quickly as they have. On the other hand, we just lost 40 million jobs. As businesses begin to re-open, many of those jobs are obviously going to come back. Hopefully many more millions will return in the coming months. The question is: What will happen when those PPP funds run out, and all of those small businesses running slowly can no longer pay their employees? On the other hand, what will happen when pandemic unemployment benefits run out? I don’t know. A lot of people are acting like everything is returning to normal, but there are still consistently 20,000 new cases and 1,000 new Covid deaths every day and we’re all obviously still worried about a second wave. Coronavirus didn’t go away; the media just stopped talking about it as much.

In any respect, Trump was giddy after the jobs report. Giddy.

He was so giddy, in fact, that he decided to throw together a speech at the Rose Garden to congratulate himself. It was a mess. Here are a few of the highlights:

To be sure, that is the President of the United States suggesting that a man killed by police officers is having a great day because the bottom didn’t drop out of the economy. This statement, by the way, came right after he implored governors to use the National Guard to “dominate the streets.”

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I have thought about it, Donny Trash. Two and a half million people out of 40 million returning to their jobs hardly qualifies as the “greatest comeback in American history.”

Meanwhile, if you just want to watch the man ramble, enjoy!

Finally, his good mood suddenly turns sour when Yamiche Alcindor inject a little reality back into the situation.


Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.


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