President Trump used the day when America pauses to remember its war dead to tout his administration’s domestic achievements, saying those who died would be “happy” at “how well” the country has done under his watch.
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“Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today,” he wrote on Twitter. “Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!”
Trump has often boasted about the low unemployment rate for blacks, and at 6.6 percent it’s the lowest in decades, but the rate has been on a steady decline since hitting a peak of 16.8 percent in March 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The 4.8 percent unemployment rate for Hispanics is also the lowest it’s been since 2006 and has been declining steadily since July 2012, government data show.
Trump posted a video on Twitter earlier Monday for Memorial Day.
“On this Memorial Day, I know that everybody is remembering the fallen soldiers who’ve paid the ultimate price for our country. And it’s a country we all love,” he said in the video.
He’s expected to take part in a wreath-laying ceremony Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.
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