You know things are bad for Democrats when they’re finally able to admit Barack Obama did nothing to help unemployment numbers – especially black unemployment.
Enter liberal Rep. Emanuel Cleaver…
From Daily Caller:
WASHINGTON — Missouri Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver refuses to give credit to either Donald Trump or Barack Obama for the low unemployment rate among blacks and Latinos.
The Daily Caller asked the Congressional Black Caucus member after the State of the Union Tuesday night if he could point to anything President Obama did to bring down the black unemployment rate. Cleaver responded, “To tell you the truth, probably nothing–probably nothing, just like Donald Trump has done nothing.”
He continued, “Presidents take credit for good economies. I mean, they just do and they take the credit for a lot of things. You know presidents don’t draft legislation. Most people in the public believe they do. The so-called Obamacare was drafted by three committees in the house.”
President Trump boasted about the black unemployment rate in his State of the Union, saying, “Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low.”
American Banker has more on Cleaver:
WASHINGTON — Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., has emerged as one of the most outspoken members of Congress when it comes to fintech, both embracing its potential and calling for regulatory guardrails.
“If we fail to act on fintech, we are setting ourselves up for problems down the road,” Cleaver said in a recent interview. “Not because the fintech folks are evil … but because we are behind the curve.”
“We have a good chance now to build a road down which the wagon travels and I think we ought not to blow it.”
While Cleaver isn’t a Trump fan, at least he’s saying what other Dems won’t!