Friday’s jobs report was just too much for the tweeter-in-chief to resist bragging about on Twitter. President Donald Trump was so excited by the good news that he jumped the gun to tweet about it, violating a federal rule that requires an hour between when a report is released, and when federal officials can comment on the numbers.
A federal rule that dates back to 1985 states that “except for members of the staff of the agency issuing the principal economic indicator … employees of the Executive Branch shall not comment publicly on the data until at least one hour after the official release time.”
“Excellent Jobs Numbers just released – and I have only just begun. Many job stifling regulations continue to fall. Movement back to USA!” he tweeted at 8:45 a.m., 15 minutes after the report.
Excellent Jobs Numbers just released – and I have only just begun. Many job stifling regulations continue to fall. Movement back to USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2017
Trump loves to brag about jobs and the economy, but when he inherited the presidency the country was already in a good economic state.
Obama took office in the midst of an economic recession, so much of his S&P 500 increase was a rebound from the depths. Trump, on the other hand, inherited an already-growing market that has accelerated since his inauguration.
Trump hasn’t done much for the economy. The numbers were already growing at a rapid rate thanks to his predecessor.
Not surprising, Twitter users were quick to put credit where it belongs: Former president Barack Obama.
Keep boasting about how the economy is doing so well. It is, and that's Because of OBAMA you moron!
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) August 4, 2017
Does anyone really believe that Trump himself is some mastermind who has some genius plan to keep the economy growing?
— David Putnam (@davidmputnam) August 4, 2017
The only job you will be responsible for creating is that of the next President once you are impeached!
— Jail Donald Trump (@DTrumpExposed) August 4, 2017
Plus these job numbers are all because of Obama. Thanks Obama, and Happy 56th!
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 4, 2017
If Trump wanted to create more jobs in America he would manufacture his products here. Period.
— Susie (@Susie_K_) August 4, 2017
Anyone who praises your numbers, especially in the last 7 months should be thanking Obama.
— Vikki V (@MissVikkiV) August 4, 2017
Wait, don't answer that. Of course you don't. You've spent your whole life lying, bilking others, then abusing the legal system to escape.
— Alt US Cyber Command (@AltCyberCommand) August 4, 2017
Don't you have a trial you should be preparing for?
— Michael Coven (@DarthCoven) August 4, 2017
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