“Expectations EXCEEDED (once again) thanks to President Trump!” the RNC declared on its Twitter account with a video proclaiming “the great American comeback is underway” after the U.S. added 1.8 million jobs in July.
Expectations EXCEEDED (once again) thanks to President Trump! pic.twitter.com/GeikvWfdRb— GOP (@GOP) August 7, 2020
Critics, however, noted the number of jobs added was actually less than in May and June and that the unemployment rate still stands at more than 10%.
Others highlighted how the United States had indeed “exceeded expectations,” but in terms of the death toll from the coronavirus.
Trump at one point said 60,000 people in total could die from COVID-19. More than 160,000 Americans have now been killed by the contagion and health experts from the University of Washington this week forecast up to 300,000 lives could be claimed by the virus by the beginning of December.
COVID-19 deaths exceeded expectations. Thanks to impeached President Trump.— FordDude (@Ford_Dude6) August 7, 2020
True. None of us expected it to be this bad.— Rogue POTUS Staff (@RoguePOTUSStaff) August 8, 2020
the real numbers: 156,000 DEAD AMERICANS!!! https://t.co/BTvugA8cu2— Angry Nat’l Park (@AngryNatlPark) August 7, 2020
You can’t call people going back to their old jobs job growth— susan (@suesoria) August 8, 2020
2,000 Americans are dying per day from coronavirus— Philip “Gear Guy” Germain (@Philip_Germain) August 7, 2020
150,000 Americans have died https://t.co/kLGeZSmrVV
164,094 dead Americans. You are right. You have exceeded all expectations, once again, thanks to Trump.— Lee Young (@Lee1865) August 8, 2020
Can one explain how you gain 1.4 million jobs when 40 million are unemployed— William Buecker (@wcbuecker) August 7, 2020
Technically, you're correct. 160,000 dead from COVID-19 is far higher than...