In his New Hampshire victory speech last night, Donald Trump told America and his supporters not to believe America’s 5% unemployment number. He’s hearing the number is more like 42%…Really? We have…
3 Explanations We Have For What Trump Is “Hearing”
- Perhaps that’s the unemployment rate at Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., after it closed the Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City in 2014. As that company still operates the ironically Muslim-architecture-themed Trump Taj Mahal casino, maybe that’s where he heard that number.
- He’s hearing that 42% of Americans don’t fact check anything, so even though they have jobs, are likely to believe they are unemployed, and also likely to support someone who “tells it like it is!”
- Trump is counting every baby, child, and retired senior citizen as “unemployed,” and somehow using these irrelevant numbers and bad math to result in 135 million Americans being “unemployed.” Which is higher than the entire population of Mexico, which is about 125 million people. So if we follow Trump’s recent rhetoric, basically everyone in Mexico moved to America and stole everyone’s jobs. Then, to complete the math, 10 million more Americans lost their jobs. So if this is your reality, namely, everyone in Mexico moved to America and stole someone’s job, and then ten million more people lost jobs, that math may work. However, it’s no wonder so many people lost their jobs when a Wharton Finance grad apparently can’t do basic math.