WASHINGTON — Missouri Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver refuses to give credit to either Donald Trump or Barack Obama for the low unemployment rate among blacks and Latinos.
The Daily Caller asked the Congressional Black Caucus member after the State of the Union Tuesday night if he could point to anything President Obama did to bring down the black unemployment rate. Cleaver responded, “To tell you the truth, probably nothing–probably nothing, just like Donald Trump has done nothing.”
He continued, “Presidents take credit for good economies. I mean, they just do and they take the credit for a lot of things. You know presidents don’t draft legislation. Most people in the public believe they do. The so-called Obamacare was drafted by three committees in the house.”
President Trump boasted about the black unemployment rate in his State of the Union, saying, “Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low.”