President Trump seems to already have his most powerful slogan for the 2020 presidential campaign. On Friday, he tweeted out a message that could very well be printed on campaign buttons and bumper stickers: “JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!”
The social media declaration came as the Labor Department reported strong new economic numbers, saying employers added 263,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate dropped to a 49-year low.
The stats will enhance the president’s economy-focused message as he gears up for what is sure to be a grueling 2020 re-election battle. Democrats will surely make the election about the president’s character and controversies, but the continual of positive jobs reports are complicating any efforts the Democrats can come up with.
”I’ll be running on the economy,” Trump said flatly, speaking to reporters at the White House Friday.
Trump’s campaign was ready to proclaim the numbers as well, with press secretary Kayleigh McEnany declaring “the era of low expectations for American workers and their families is long over thanks to the Trump economy.”
She added in a statement, “With this kind of momentum, we look forward to hearing the economic plans of the Democrats as they spin tales about Americans not feeling the results of the Trump economy, when in fact workers everywhere can feel the boom!”
The unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent with the latest report. While part of that drop was due to an increased number of Americans who’ve stopped looking for work, the jobless rate is at its lowest level since 1969.
The present economic recovery, which started during then-President Barack Obama’s administration, is expected to become the longest in the nation’s history come July.
The president boasted on Twitter that “we can all agree that AMERICA is now #1. We are the ENVY of the WORLD — and the best is yet to come!” as he re-tweeted a Drudge Report headline that read “ENVY OF THE WORD. UNEMPLOYMENT 49-YEAR LOW.”