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Setting the Record Straight on Trump’s Black Unemployment Boast

(AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Bob Andres) People wait in line during a job fair sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus on August 18, 2011, in Atlanta. O ne of Tuesday’s State of the Union applause lines came when President Trump said, “Something I’m very proud of: African American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded.” The same claim had been made days before, after rapper and business mogul Jay-Z expressed some cautionary comments about black prosperity on CNN’s The Van Jones Show.
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