Riding Obama’s coattails

It's another day in Trump's America—and another day to stand up for what's right. Get the facts to fight back.

The truth about jobs in America

Right after today’s jobs numbers came out, Trump took to Twitter to praise himself. While we saw a rebound in March after a dismal February, let’s put America’s job growth trend in perspective with some facts Trump is ignoring:

FACT: Trump inherited an incredibly strong economy from Obama.

FACT: America had 70+ months of private-sector job growth BEFORE Trump took office, the longest streak on record.

FACT: Job growth during Trump’s first 26 months in office is actually DOWN 8% compared to the last 26 months of Obama’s presidency.

Trump is riding on the coattails of Obama’s economic recovery while pursuing an agenda that’s hurting American workers.

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Off-Kilter: Living in poverty in America

This week, the Off-Kilter team interviews Stephanie Land, author of Maid, a memoir on living in poverty in America. Then, the team behind the sex work documentary, “Blowin’ Up,” discusses the first ever dedicated sex trafficking court in the United States.

Listen to the episode here.

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