Despite 17 Year Low Black Unemployment Rep Lewis Says Trump Policies “Hurtful” to Blacks

Under President Trump, the unemployment rate for black Americans is trending down.

Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics November report, black unemployment hit a 17 year low of 7.3 percent.

CNS News reports:

In November, the national unemployment rate for black Americans, ages 16 and over, was 7.3%.

The last time it was 7.3% was in the year 2000, during the months September, October and November.

During the Bush and Obama years (2001 -2016), the black unemployment rate fluctuated between 7.7% and a high of 16.8%.

The unemployment data is great news for black Americans and undermines the unsubstantiated claims from black liberal politicians.

Representative John Lewis (D-GA), a harsh Trump critic, refused to attend the recent opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum because President Trump would be there.

Lewis justified his boycott because President Trump’s policies are bad for blacks.

A joint statement released by Representatives Lewis and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said Trump’s presence was an “insult” and his policies “hurtful.”

ABC News reports:

“President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum,” they said. “President Trump’s disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football League players disrespect the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and countless others who have given their all for Mississippi to be a better place.”

The black unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in September months before Lewis’ boycott.

Despite actual statistics of lower black unemployment, Trump critics such as Lewis will say anything to distract from real data and results.