President Donald Trump has cited low unemployment number to mock the Democrats, questioning if they want to impeach him for bringing jobs to the United States.
“Unemployment Rate just dropped to 3.5%, the lowest in more than 50 years. Is that an impeachable event for your President?” President Trump tweeted late Sunday, Oct. 6.
Unemployment Rate just dropped to 3.5%, the lowest in more that 50 years. Is that an impeachable event for your President?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2019
The president is repeating a tweet on Oct. 4 when he also teased House Democrats for wanting to impeach him “even though he did nothing wrong,” instead helped reduce the jobless rate to the lowest level for decades.
Breaking News: Unemployment Rate, at 3.5%, drops to a 50 YEAR LOW. Wow America, lets impeach your President (even though he did nothing wrong!).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
In the Employment Situation report released on Friday, the Labor Department said the unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low at 3.5%, marking the 19th straight month the rate has been at or below 4%.
“Low unemployment rates were widespread across Americans of many backgrounds,” said Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “The unemployment rate for Americans with less than a high school diploma dropped to a record low since reporting began in 1992. The African-American unemployment rate held at a record low from August and the unemployment rate for Hispanic-Americans set a new record low. Adult women matched their lowest unemployment rate during the Trump Administration at 3.1%, which is the lowest since 1953.”
In September, 136,000 new jobs were created, the report showed.
Since President Trump took office in January 2017, the U.S. economy has added more than 6 million jobs. There are now 1.58 million Americans employed.
“Pro-jobs measures like USMCA will offer the American workforce still more job opportunities and will build on this economic expansion,” Scalia said.
Despite President Trump’s success in bringing jobs to Americans, House Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry which the president complained may make it harder for him to work with them on lowering drug costs and passing an infrastructure plan.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces a formal impeachment probe on Sept. 24 based on a whistleblower complaint about President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian leader, in which the president asked whether Ukraine could “look into” unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
President Trump authorized the release of the transcript to public to prove his conversation was “perfect.”
On Oct. 4, President Trump went on Twitter to mock the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Speaker Pelosi for lying to push their impeachment efforts.