The day you thought would never happen has finally come. Donald Trump has admitted that he was wrong.
By now, you’re probably all desperate to learn which of the over 2,000 false statements made by the president since he took office he is willing to admit was erroneous. Was it his first big whopper about the size of his inaugural crowd? His lies about replacing Obamacare with something better? His claim that the Republican tax bill wouldn’t benefit him personally?
With so many lies to choose from, one’s odds of guessing correctly are infinitesimally slim, so let’s just tell you.
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According to an article on The Hill, the one thing that President Trump is willing to admit that he wrongly claimed is his statement a few weeks ago that unemployment amongst the nation’s African-American population was at its lowest point ever.
“I have to tell you, the fake news about two weeks ago got me on that one. Because, two months ago, it was the lowest level ever recorded,” Trump said during a speech yesterday.
“Then, about four weeks ago, it went slightly not as good. And I made a speech; I said, ‘African-American unemployment has reached the lowest levels ever recorded.’ And it really wasn’t. It was good, but it wasn’t. And they got me. They said it wasn’t so,” he confessed.
Funny how he still refers to the media who actually got the facts of the matter correct as “fake news” while admitting that they were not actually fake. Our president contains multitudes, maintaining diametrically opposed positions simultaneously. No wonder his supporters worship him as a god.
One has to wonder why out of all the many false claims the president has made and not retracted, he chose this particular one to admit to. Well, as you probably guessed, it’s because in the latest unemployment report African-American unemployment is back at historic lows.
Last week, the unemployment rate for the normally lagging black population in this country “went back down to the lowest levels ever recorded,” according to Trump.
“So we have it, right? It makes us feel good. That’s an important one,” he said.
Nevermind that no sane economist is crediting Trump for that employment trend which began during the Obama administration. The president will claim credit for it anyway.
One admission down, thousands more to go. Don’t hold your breath waiting for them.