Man Cries Over Low Black Unemployment Rate Under Trump

July 2, 2018 Updated: July 2, 2018

An African-American man uploaded a video of him crying tears of joy for the state of the economy under President Donald Trump.

It comes as the unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in May—the latest figures available—which was the lowest rate since April 2000. In May, Trump tweeted that April’s unemployment rate hit 3.9 percent, saying “4% is Broken!” The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that 223,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy last month.

“I’m just so proud, I’m just proud to be an American,” Davis said in the video. “I’m just crying because I’m just—I’m like it’s a good time to be alive. And to be able to witness what’s really going on. And we got a chance—I’m just talking about from a black perspective. If you really want to work and get up off your [expletive] and do something, you can do it.”

“Black people working—you know what I’m saying—jobs [are] coming back, factories [are] opening up,” he added. “He helping with the drug epidemic and all of that.”

He said that unlike former President Barack Obama, Trump has been able to provide a jolt to the U.S. economy.

“And again, Barack Obama, I respected the office. I respected the fact that he was the president, but ain’t nobody like Trump, man,” he said. “If you want to work, [there’s] jobs out here.”

In the video, Davis referred to Celia Griffin, a mother of three who spoke at a FoxConn facility in Wisconsin in late June. “He had this black lady come up there and give a little speech about how her life has changed because of some of his accomplishments,” he said in the clip. “I’m just so proud, I’m just proud to be an American.”

 

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