In response to news that the economy created 266,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate dipped to 50-year lows, CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza rehashed the tired but nonetheless damaging and deceptive narrative that “the economy” is indeed strong, providing Trump a clear path to re-election if only he were politically deft and disciplined enough to stay on it. Cillizza suggests he isn’t and that it is precisely his inability to stay on point about the success of the economy that threatens his 2020 re-election bid.
"African American unemployment is at record lows. And that would not have happened had the president not ... signed into law the tax cuts and jobs act."
The unemployment rate has not only dropped since Obama took office, it has dropped dramatically.
A day after the final ACA numbers for the year showed massive participation by the American people, President Obama got another big win when the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since September 2008.