1. The lowest-paid 25% of Americans had a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, which outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country’s highest-paid workers. This benefits African Americans because many, according to Associated Press research cited in 2018 by USA TODAY, are in low-paying jobs.
2. In 2018, Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that enacted reforms that made our justice system fairer and helps former inmates return to society. More than 90% of those benefiting from the retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are African Americans.
3. Under Trump, poverty rates for African Americans and Hispanic Americans reached their lowest levels since the U.S. began collecting such data.
4. Pre COVID-19, African American unemployment was at an all-time low.
5. The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans.
6. The First Step Act’s reforms addressed inequities in sentencing laws that disproportionately harmed African Americans, and reformed mandatory minimums that created unfair outcomes.
7. Trump signed the first Perkins C.T.E. re-authorization since 2016, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs.
The previous noted actions by the Trump administration are all substantive and measurable. The Trump administration has done considerably more for the African American community than several previous Democrat administrations. Considering those accomplishments, it is puzzling that black leaders continue to march in lockstep with the Democrats. Where are the free thinkers in that community?
From an economic standpoint...
1. Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil.
2. The Trump administration made a deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.
3. It withdrew the U.S. from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major change in trade policy.
4. The Trump Administration secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.
5. It approved up to $12 billion in aid for farmers affected by unfair trade retaliation, but announced a total of $28 billion in aid for farmers in 2018 and 2019.
Other accomplishments include a dozen hostages freed, moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, initiating historic tax cut legislation for Opportunity Zones and fulfilling his campaign promise to improve the Veterans Administration, just to name a few.
There are a lot more, but you would never know listening to the Democrat-controlled liberal media. As far as they are concerned, none of these things happened.
But enough of that. A lot of folks are going to take a modified Gandhi approach. If enough of us don't do what they tell us, they can't make us do it, and things will have to change.
It all starts at home anyhow. Can't do anything about what's going on in the Imperial Capital.