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The First Lady was making her first public appearance since early May. President Trump remarked, “She’s doing great. We’re very proud of her. She’s done a fantastic job as first lady. People love you. The people of our country love you. She went through a little rough patch but she’s doing great.”
On Wednesday President Trump denied a series of rumors about Melania Trump, saying the First Lady is not close to death, did not have a face lift, is not divorcing him, and is not the victim of spousal abuse.
“The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania. During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse. All Fake, she is doing really well!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
While all that mystery was going on America’s economy continued to be a juggernaut.
“We’ve rarely seen a job market this strong.”
A story that is totally lost on the part of the Trump-hating mainstream news media.
It isn’t sexy reading, but a trio of economists presents solid evidence that the economy is booming.
In over thirty years of watching the economy we’ve seen recessions, recoveries (both slow and fast), panics, lulls, and boomlets. But we’ve rarely seen a job market this strong.
Everything is hyper-politicized these days, and we get accused of playing politics all the time. But what we care about deeply, what drives our focus, is the growth that creates opportunities for individual skills to shine in service to others. The development of assets–both physical and intellectual-to build for the future. But it all starts with work, and there are now more Americans working than ever before–over 148 million, to be precise.
And, importantly, it’s the private sector driving growth, not government. Government jobs are up a total of 21,000 in the past year. Meanwhile, manufacturing payrolls are up 259,000 in the past year, the fastest twelve-month increase since 1998. If technology is supposed to be killing employment in manufacturing, I guess they didn’t get the memo.