There really is no pleasing some people. Or as the old saying goes: “No good deed goes unpunished.” Despite the gains for Americans of African lineage under the Trump economy, all some can do is bitch and moan.
That certainly would be the case regarding a recent interview that FNC’s Neil Cavuto had with the House Majority Whip, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC).
Predictably, as Clyburn railed against everything Trump, Cavuto asked quite the fair question;
“Let’s leave the words aside. Whether you like his [Trump’s] style or not, or tweets or not, or comments or not, he’s delivered the goods for a lot of African-Americans has he not? With record-low unemployment levels for one group or another. Among Africa-Americans, you don’t think that’s something constructive?”
In full-blown Trump Derangement Syndrome, Clyburn’s response came across more like a petulant brat than that of a seasoned legislator;
“Come on, Neil. No, no, it’s not true. I’m saying that the African-American unemployment is not the lowest it’s ever been unless you count slavery. We were fully employed during slavery. So it all depends on how you measure this up.”
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice Clyburn said, “We were fully employed during slavery”?
Interesting choice of words for a man whose net worth is nearly half-a-million dollars. Specifically, $468,511 as noted by Ballotpedia.com.
.@WhipClyburn dismisses the record low black unemployment rate: "I’m saying that the African-American unemployment is not the lowest it has ever been unless you count slavery. We were fully employed during slavery." pic.twitter.com/avMkpS6A9J
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 19, 2020