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U.S. government statistics put the current American unemployment rate at 14.7%, the worst job numbers since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The economy shed over 20 million jobs in April.
Obviously caused by the coronavirus crisis, Democrats will jump on this as proof of the president's alleged economic incompetence and laxity in preparing the nation for the virus. This is a similar message to the one they used in almost blaming hapless George W. Bush for Hurricane Katrina, a phenomenon also out of his control. The difference in this case is: Donald Trump fights back.
These serious economic numbers further make the case for bringing the economy back to business. But in state after state, Michigan being a prime example, liberal Democrat governors extend state lockdowns because they enjoy and want to preserve the greatly enhanced state power that the lockdowns give them.
The 14.7 rate is a second quarter number. President Trump cautioned previously these stats would be bad. However, he is looking forward to third and fourth quarter numbers that should be much better. For his reelection hopes, one hopes he is correct.