Trump’s economy isn’t working for working people

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Trump’s economy isn’t helping working Americans

Trump has repeatedly claimed that today’s economy is “the greatest economy in the history of our country.” Here’s why that’s patently false:

  • Job growth is down: After today’s most recent jobs report, job growth is down 15% under Trump compared to Obama-era levels, despite Trump’s promise to be the “greatest jobs president that God ever created.”
  • Wages: Wage growth isn’t anywhere near where it should be. Despite slow growth, Trump blocked a minimum wage increase.
  • Manufacturing: The American manufacturing sector is in decline and just suffered its weakest three-month stretch in seven years.

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