Senate Minority Leader urged Americans to avoid a “victory lap” over Friday’s historic jobs report; calling the addition of 2.5 million new positions neither “joyous or stupendous.”
“With nearly 20M people out of work and unemployment among African Americans increasing, now’s not the time to be complacent or take a victory lap. President Trump: 13% unemployment is not ‘joyous’ or ‘stupendous’. Senate GOP must stop sitting on their hands. We need to act!” posted Schumer on social media.
With nearly 20M people out of work and unemployment among African Americans increasing, now's not the time to be complacent or take a victory lap.
President Trump: 13% unemployment is not ‘joyous’ or ‘stupendous’.
Senate GOP must stop sitting on their hands. We need to act!
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 5, 2020
The US economy added more than 2.5 million jobs in May and the unemployment rate fell to 13.3%; showing new signs of strength as hundreds of thousands of businesses slowly re-open following the Coronavirus shutdown.
“Employment stunningly rose by 2.5 million in May and the jobless rate declined to 13.3%, according to data Friday from the Labor Department that was far better than economists had been expecting and indicated that an economic turnaround could be close at hand,” reports CNBC.
“Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting payrolls to drop by 8.33 million and the unemployment rate to rise to 19.5% from April’s 14.7%. If Wall Street expectations had been accurate, it would have been the worst figure since the Great Depression,” adds the website.
“It seems the damage from the nationwide lockdown was not as severe or as lasting as we feared a month ago,” said Scott Clemons, chief investment strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
'SICKENING': Backlash Grows Against Denver Democrat Who Supported Spreading Coronavirus at MAGA Rallies
Denver’s Democratic Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca is facing a growing backlash on social media this week after calling for those sick with the deadly Coronavirus to intentionally spread the disease at ‘Make America Great Again’ rallies.
“Democrat Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca says that she stands in ‘solidarity’ with someone who says that they if they get the coronavirus that they will attend as many Trump rallies as possible She appears to have made the statement on her government Twitter account,” posted a reporter with the Daily Wire.
These people are sick. https://t.co/74mEIJDOpa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 3, 2020
“These people are sick,” posted Donald Trump Jr.
“This elected Democrat in Colorado doesn’t seem very nice!” the Trump campaign War Room Twitter account posted in response.
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 & get the APP (@TrumpWarRoom) March 3, 2020
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Source: Fox News
‘COMFORT’ ARRIVES: US Navy Hospital Ship Arrives in New York Harbor to Help Deal with Coronavirus
The United States Navy Hospital Ship Comfort arrived in New York Harbor Monday morning to help the nation’s largest city cope with the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.
“There she is,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as the ship arrived at Manhattan’s Pier 90.
“If there is ever a time that we need to work together it is today,” he added. “The president is right – this is a war. And what does this nation do when it’s at war? It comes together and it acts as one.”
“This great ship behind me is a 70,000-ton message of hope and solidarity to the incredible people of New York, a place I know very well, a place I love,” said President Trump as the ship left Virginia. “We’re here for you. We’re fighting for you and we’re with you all the way and we always will be.”
— @EsperDoD (@EsperDoD) March 30, 2020
“I’ve been speaking with a number of my colleagues, governors all across the nation, Democrats and Republicans – I’ve said the same message to all of them. What you see happening in New York is not unique,” said Governor Cuomo. “Yes, we are more dense. Yes, we are bigger than most places, but, this virus spreads among Americans. This virus does not discriminate. It does not discriminate by age, it does not discriminate by party, it infects all Americans. And what you are seeing in New York is going to spread across this country.”
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Source: Fox News