Trump Reaches Out To African Americans As Black Wages Rise

Did anyone watch the Oscars? Yeah, me neither. The apparently ramped up the Wokeness, yammering about climate change, #metoo, bashed Trump, praised Marx, lectured America, the normal stuff. They spent time talking about why blacks weren’t represented well in Hollywood and the awards. Interestingly, they didn’t talk about this

NYT: Black Workers’ Wages ‘Are Finally Rising’ After ‘Decade of Stagnation’

The New York Times reported Friday morning that African American workers are seeing their wages rise for the first time after a “decade of stagnation,” further evidence of the strength of the U.S. economy.

The Times report came as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy created 225,000 new jobs in January, smashing expectations. Unemployment ticked upward to 3.6% — but that was due to more workers entering the labor force, generating the highest labor force participation rate thus far in the recovery from the Great Recession. Average hourly wage gains also rose slightly year-on-year, to 3.1%.

Black unemployment is near all-time lows, and now wages are climbing, the Times reported Friday:

President Trump frequently celebrates the experience of black workers, noting correctly that the group’s unemployment rate is at its lowest on record.

Their wages are also going up — a New York Times analysis of government data found that wage growth for black workers has accelerated recently after lagging for much of the decade-long economic expansion.

The Times notes that black workers still face challenges, such as the rising cost of living in urban areas. It adds: “Not only did the gains take a decade of steady job growth to materialize, but they could evaporate at the first sign of economic weakness, as they did after previous expansions.” Read the full article here.

So, after lagging all those years under Obama, the super evil raaaaacist Trump has helped create the atmosphere to see black wages rise and black unemployment be at historic lows? Huh. Which is why Trump is doing this

President Trump is increasingly highlighting his pitch to African American voters as the 2020 presidential election campaign heats up, trying to sway a key portion of the electorate in his favor despite a history of divisive rhetoric on race.

Trump’s effort was on prime-time display last week, with his campaign’s unveiling of a new Super Bowl advertisement on criminal justice reform followed by a State of the Union address and speech in Charlotte, N.C., peppered with appeals to black voters.

Trump isn’t going to win more of the black vote than his Democratic opponent, but Republican strategists say a targeting strategy that peels away even a few percentage points could have a meaningful impact for the president’s reelection.

“No one expects that Trump is going to win the African American vote,” said Republican strategist Doug Heye. But he noted that if Trump increased his vote total among African Americans by 2 or 3 percentage points, it could make the election “harder for Democrats.”

All he has to do is peel a few percentage points in the states he must win to have enough Electoral College points. Further, if he can get other blacks to start wondering “what have Democrats ever really done for me?”, he can get them to not vote for Democrats, even if they aren’t voting Trump. This could also make a big difference in down ballot races, including in states that do not vote Trump.

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  1. Chumpchange says:

    WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE:

    Bernie Sanders was bare-chested, towel-draped, sitting at a table lined with vodka bottles, as he sang “This Land Is Your Land” to his hosts in the Soviet Union in the spring of 1988.

    The just-married socialist mayor from Vermont was on what he called “a very strange honeymoon,” an official 10-day visit to the communist country, and he was enthralled with the hospitality and the lessons that could be brought home.

    “Let’s take the strengths of both systems,” he said upon completing the trip. “Let’s learn from each other.”

    Chris Wallace had Bernie on this sunday and asked him about this. Sanders LIED OUT HIS ASS and Wallace let it slide. The same Wallace that latches onto repubs and beats them to death over an issue until they are begging for mercy.

    BERNIE LIED…He got married and shortly thereafter went to the USSR as the above article in the WAPO outlines.

    He is a communist. He has changed what he calls himself over the years but a pig is still a pig. A commie is still a commie.

    Bernie Sanders on China:

    Bernie Sanders: ‘If I’m Not Mistaken,’ China Has Made ‘More Progress In Addressing Extreme Poverty Than Any Country’ In Histor

    It was only the Chinese rigorously adopted free-market principles, private ownership and decentralization, that they transformed their economy from a house of horrors to something much more humane.

    The things that saved a billion lives in China are the things Bernie thinks harmed our country.

    South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, author Marianne Williamson and entrepreneur Andrew Yang raised their hands when asked at the first Democratic debate whether they believe crossing the border illegally should be a civil offense rather than a crime.

    The left wants to take your jobs away, take away everything that makes this country rich, OPEN THE BORDERS and let millions of illiterate people flood into the country and with all of that they want to turn America into a Socialist COUNTRY. Which says hey the rich pay….they will move out of the country…..the government pays….thats okay we can just print more money….and the illegals can run amuck….Lets have a 1000 MS-13 gang members set up shop next to these crazies homes and then let me know how that works out for the CRAZY LEFTISTS who have LOST THEIR FUKING MINDS!!!!!!

    • John says:

      Which pun tries do you think have the best healthcare
      Remember the #1 cause of bankruptcies in the USA is medical bills

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Sanders visited Russia?? ZOMG!!

      Trump’s contacts with Russia BEFORE he was president:

      1986: Soviet Ambassador Yuri Dubinin invites Trump on an all-expenses-paid trip to the Soviet Union.
      1987: Trump and his wife, Ivana, who speaks Russian, make their first visit to the Soviet Union (which included the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic [RSFSR]).They scout potential construction sites for a Trump Tower Moscow.
      1996: Trump returns to Russia, visits Moscow with Howard Lorber and Bennett S. LeBow to scout potential properties for “skyscrapers and hotels”, registers his trademark, and makes connections with the development company Bayrock Group (which would result in Trump Soho) and Felix Sater, who became crucial to later Trump Moscow talks. Trump subsequently announces a plan to invest $250 million in Russia and brand two luxury residential buildings in Moscow, which doesn’t come to fruition.
      2005: Trump gives Bayrock Group an exclusive deal to build a Trump-branded property in Moscow.
      2006: At Donald Trump’s request, Sater accompanies Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. on a Moscow trip, and arranges for Ivanka to sit in Putin’s office chair during a tour of the Kremlin.
      November 2007: Trump attends the Millionaire’s Fair in Moscow, where he announces that Trump Vodka will expand its distribution into Russia, his first foray into the Russian market.
      Around 2008: Trump Jr. travels to Russia a half-dozen times in 18 months, looking for deals.
      July 2008: Trump sells the Palm Beach estate Maison de L’Amitie to Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev for a record $95 million. Trump bought the property for $41.35 million three years earlier and made only minor improvements.
      September 2008: Trump Jr., then an executive vice president of The Trump Organization, says, “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets, say, in Dubai, and certainly with our project in SoHo and anywhere in New York. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”
      2010: The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto receives timely financing from Vnesheconombank (VEB), a Russian state-run investment bank.
      2013
      August: Eric Trump tells author James Dodson, “We don’t rely on American banks […] We have all the funding we need out of Russia”, and says, “We go there all the time”. In May 2017, Eric Trump calls this quote “fabricated” and an example of why people distrust the media.
      November 9–11: The Trump-owned Miss Universe pageant is held in Moscow, sponsored by Sberbank. According to various reports, the event’s $20 million licensing fee is paid by a Moscow real estate development firm called the Crocus Group, whose president is Aras Agalarov and vice president is his son, pop singer Emin Agalarov. One VIP guest is Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, an alleged Russian mobster and fugitive who was recently indicted for running a high-stakes illegal gambling ring out of a Trump Tower apartment in New York City.[51] While Putin does not attend, the event is attended by Vladimir Kozhin, the head of the Kremlin’s property department, which is responsible for development projects. After the event, Trump tells Real Estate Weekly, “the Russian market is attracted to me. I have a great relationship with many Russians”. During the trip, Trump meets Herman Gref, the CEO of state-controlled Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, and other oligarchs close to Putin.[55] Agalarov and Gref co-host a dinner for Trump at the Moscow branch of Nobu, which is owned by Agalarov. Afterwards, Trump tweets to Agalarov, “I had a great weekend with you and your family. You have done a FANTASTIC job. TRUMP TOWER-MOSCOW is next.”
      November 12: The Moscow Times reports that Trump is in talks with Russian companies to build a new Trump tower in Moscow.
      December 23: Trump, Trump Jr., Emin Agalarov, and Kaveladze reach an agreement for the Trump Tower Moscow project under which the Trump Organization would receive a 3.5% commission on all sales.
      2014
      Before January 24: The Crocus Group sends The Trump Organization a proposal to build a 194-meter tall building with 800 units at the Crocus City site in Moscow where the Miss Universe pageant was held.
      February 1–4: Kushner and Ivanka Trump travel to Russia on a four-day trip at the invitation of Dasha Zhukova, a longtime friend of Ivanka and the wife of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. They attend a gala fundraiser for the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow along with Vekselberg, other oligarchs, Russian government officials, and their families.[60] Ivanka and Emin Agalarov tour the proposed Trump Tower Moscow site at Crocus City. In 2016–17, Kushner omits the trip from his security clearance applications.
      June 3-16: Kaveladze emails Trump Jr. and others about design elements and architectural details for Trump Tower Moscow.
      July 7: The Trump Organization sends Crocus Group a set of questions about the “demographics of these prospective buyers” in the area around the proposed Trump Tower Moscow site, the development of neighboring parcels, and concepts for redesigning portions of the building.
      August 4: The Trump Organization requests from Crocus Group the specifications for a Marriott-branded tower under construction near Crocus City.
      2015
      September: A New York architect completes plans for a bold glass obelisk 100 stories high in Moscow, with the Trump logo on multiple sides.
      Late September: Felix Sater meets with Michael Cohen on behalf of I.C. Expert Investment Company to discuss building a Trump Tower in Moscow. I.C. Expert is a Russian real estate development corporation controlled by Andrei Vladimirovich Rozov. Sater agrees to find a developer and arrange for financing. Sater later contacts Rozov to propose that I.C. Expert work with the Trump Organization on the project.
      September 22: Cohen forwards a Trump Tower Moscow preliminary design study to Giorgi Rtskhiladze, who then emails it to his associate Simon Nizharadze, writing, “”[i]f we could organize the meeting in New York at the highest level of the Russian Government and Mr. Trump this project would definitely receive the worldwide attention.”
      September 24: Rtskhiladze emails Cohen a draft letter for the Trump Organization to send to the mayor of Moscow, explaining, “”[w]e need to send this letter to the Mayor of Moscow (second guy in Russia) he is aware of the potential project and will pledge his support.” Later that day he sends Cohen a translation of the letter that describes Trump Tower Moscow as a “symbol of stronger economic, business and cultural relationships between New York and Moscow and therefore United States and the Russian Federation.”
      September 27: Rtskhiladze emails Cohen a proposal for the Trump Organization to partner with Global Development Group LLC on the Trump Tower Moscow project. He describes Global Development as controlled by Nizharadze and the architect Michail Posikhin. In September 2018 Cohen tells Mueller’s team that he declined the proposal and decided to continue with Sater’s proposed partner, I.C. Expert Investment Company.
      October 9: Sater emails Cohen about his plans to meet with and persuade Andrey Molchanov to provide the land for a Trump Tower in Moscow.
      October 12: Cohen has a series of email exchanges with Felix Sater about developing a Trump property in Moscow.
      July 24: Rob Goldstone emails Trump’s assistant Rhona Graff, suggesting that Emin Agalarov could arrange a meeting between Putin and Trump. Sater tells Cohen that VTB Bank will fund the project, and that his associates will be meeting with Putin and a deputy on October 14.[62][63]
      October 13: Sater sends Cohen a letter of intent signed by Andrey Rozov for Trump to sign in order to move the Moscow project forward.
      October 28: Trump signs a letter of intent {LOI} to construct a Trump-branded building in Moscow hours before the third Republican presidential debate, a fact made public in August 2017. The LOI proposes that the tower have “[a]pproximately 250 first class, luxury residential condominiums” and “[o]ne first class, luxury hotel consisting of approximately 15 floors and containing not fewer than 150 hotel rooms.” The Trump Organization would receive 1%–5% of all condominium sales and 3% of all rental and other revenues, and 20% of the operating profit.
      November: Trump associate Felix Sater emails Trump lawyer Michael Cohen: “Michael, I arranged for Ivanka to sit in Putin’s private chair at his desk and office in the Kremlin […] Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putin’s team to buy in on this”. Sater also tells Cohen that the Kremlin’s VTB Bank is ready to finance a Trump Tower project in Moscow.
      November 3: In an email to Cohen, Sater predicts that building a Trump Tower in Moscow will help Trump’s presidential campaign. “I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected.”
      November 18: IC Expert, the developer for the Trump Tower Moscow project and a signatory to Trump’s letter of intent, receives a non-revolving line of credit from Sberbank for 10.6 billion rubles.[70] IC Expert provides 100% of its equity to secure the line of credit. Sberbank agrees to finance 70% of the project, its largest commercial real estate loan to date.
      November 19: Kolokov writes in an email to Cohen that a properly publicized meeting between Trump and Putin could have a “phenomenal” impact “in a businesss dimension” and boost the “level” of projects if he receives Putin’s endorsement. Cohen rejects Kolokov’s offers, writing, “”[c]urrently our LOI developer is in talks with VP’s Chief of Staff and arranging a formal invite for the two to meet.” In September 2018, Cohen tells Mueller’s team that he rejected the offers because he was already pursuing business with Sater and understood Sater had Russian government connections of his own.
      December 2: Trump tells the Associated Press that he is “not that familiar with” Felix Sater and refers questions to his staff.
      December 10: ABC News reports that Trump denied knowing Sater under oath in a 2013 video deposition even though Sater was involved in several of his high-profile projects. Trump testified, “If he were sitting in the room right now, I really wouldn’t know what he looked like.” On December 30, Sater tells Cohen that he helped bury the story.
      December 19: In an email to Cohen, Sater talks about securing financing from VTB, a Russian bank under American sanctions. Sater also asks for Cohen’s and Trump’s passport information so that VTB can facilitate obtaining visas. VTB would be issuing the invitation, he writes, because “[p]olitically neither Putins office nor Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot issue invite, so they are inviting commercially/ business.” He writes that they will be invited to the Russian consulate that week to receive an invitation and visas for traveling to Russia. Cohen sends images of his own passport but not Trump’s.
      December 21: Sater texts Cohen asking again for a copy of Trump’s passport. Cohen replies, “After I return from Moscow with you with a date for him.” In September 2018 Cohen tells Mueller’s team that Rhona Graff provided Trump’s passport to Cohen’s office, but the Mueller Report says the team could not find any evidence of a copy being sent to Sater.
      December 30: Cohen emails Sater complaining about the lack of progress on the Trump Tower Moscow project. Sater responds that he helped bury an ABC News story in which Trump denied knowing him. Cohen tells Sater in a text message that he will set up a meeting with Russian government officials himself.”
      December 31: Sater tells Cohen that Genbank (Генбанк [ru]), recently put under U.S. sanctions, will be the new funder for the Trump Tower Moscow project.
      Late 2015 – early 2016: Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump are included on emails about the Trump Tower Moscow project. Ivanka Trump recommends an architect.
      2016
      January 14: Cohen emails Peskov atinfo@prpress.gov.ru seeking help to jump-start the Trump Tower Moscow project because “the communication between our two sides has stalled”, but does not receive a response. In August 2017 Peskov tells CNN that Cohen’s email “went unanswered [because it] was solely regarding a real estate deal and nothing more.”
      January 16: Cohen emails at Peskov at Pr_peskov@prpress.gov.ru, the correct address he mistyped on January 11, and repeats his request to speak with Ivanov. Later Cohen tells Congress and Mueller’s team that he received no response to this email and abandoned the Trump Moscow Project. He later admits to federal prosecutors that he did receive a response and continued working on the project and keeping Trump updated on progress into June 2016.
      January 20: Peskov’s personal assistant Elena Polikova sends an email to Cohen from her personal account asking him to call her on her personal phone number, which she provides. Cohen calls her and explains the nature and status of the project, and asks for assistance with securing land and financing. The conversation includes a discussion of giving Putin a $50 million penthouse in the tower as a gift. Later Cohen tells prosecutors that Polikova took notes, asked detailed questions, and said she needed to follow up with people in Russia.
      January 21: Sater texts Cohen asking for a call. He writes, “It’s about Putin they called today.” Sater emails Cohen a draft invitation from Genbank for Cohen to visit Russia, which Sater says is being offered at the behest of VTB, and asks Cohen if any changes need to be made. Sater and Cohen work on edits for the next few days.
      January 25: Sater sends Cohen a signed invitation from Andrey Ryabinskiy of the company MHJ to travel to “Moscow for a working visit” about the “prospects of development and the construction business in Russia,” “the various land plots available suited for construction of this enormous Tower,” and “the opportunity to co-ordinate a follow up visit to Moscow by Mr. Donald Trump.” In September 2018 Cohen tells Mueller’s team that he didn’t use the invitation to travel to Moscow because he didn’t receive any concrete proposals for suitable land plots.
      January 26: Sater asks Cohen to take a call from Evgeny Shmykov, who is coordinating their project in Moscow. Cohen agrees.
      February 2: Trump comes in second in the Iowa caucuses. In 2017 Cohen asserts that all efforts on the Trump Tower Moscow project ended before this date.
      April 20: Sater texts Cohen asking when he is going to travel to Moscow.
      May 4: Sater texts Cohen asking when he will be traveling to Moscow. He writes that he set expectations in Russia that it would probably be after the convention. Cohen responds that he expects to travel before the convention, and that Trump will travel after he becomes the nominee.
      May 5: Sater texts Cohen that Peskov would like to invite him to the St. Petersburg Forum June 16–19 and possibly meet Putin or Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He continues, “He said anything you want to discuss including dates and subjects are on the table to discuss.”
      May 22: Politico reports on Trump’s past associations and dealings with the American Mafia and other criminal figures, including Sater.
      June: A former GRU officer arranges for Felix Sater and Michael Cohen to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which Putin regularly attends. Sater wants to use the trip to push forward the Moscow Trump Tower deal. Cohen cancels at the last minute. Sater does not attend the forum.
      June 14: Sater meets Cohen in the Trump Tower lobby. Cohen tells him he will not be traveling to Russia (two days before planned departure).
      July 19: Steele files a dossier memo alleging that during his Moscow trip, Page secretly met Rosneft chairman Igor Sechin, together with a “senior Kremlin Internal Affairs official, DIVYEKIN”, that Sechin offered Trump a 19% stake in Rosneft (worth about $11 billion) in exchange for lifting the sanctions against Russia after his election, and that Page confirmed, on Trump’s “full authority”, that he intended to lift the sanctions.
      July 26: Trump denies having any investments in Russia.
      July 27: Trump tells a CBS affiliate in Miami, “I have nothing to do with Russia. Nothing to do. I never met Putin. I have nothing to do with Russia whatsoever.” This contradicts his many claims since 2013 to have met Putin and done business in Russia.
      August 13: Russian-American Simon Kukes attends a $25,000-per-ticket Trump fundraising dinner at the home of Woody Johnson in New York. Kukes’s 2016 political donations become a subject of the Mueller investigation.
      October 8: Kushner’s company receives $370 million in new loans, including $285 million from Deutsche Bank, to refinance his portion of the former New York Times building. The size and timing of the Deutsche Bank loan draws scrutiny from the House Financial Services Committee, the Justice Department, and, later, the Mueller investigation. The concern is that the transaction may be related to Russian money laundering through Deutsche Bank.
      October 11: Trump Jr. travels to Paris to give a paid speech at the Ritz Hotel. The dinner event is sponsored by the Center of Political and Foreign Affairs, a group founded by Fabien Baussart and his business partner. Baussart is openly linked to Russian government officials. Randa Kassis, one of the hosts, travels to Moscow after the election and reports the details of the event to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
      October 15: The National Security Division of the Justice Department acquires a FISA warrant to monitor the communications of two Russian banks as part of an investigation into whether they illegally transferred money to the Trump campaign.
      October 30: Cohen and Giorgi Rtskhiladze exchange text messages in which they discuss suppressing tapes of Trump’s 2013 trip to Moscow rumored to be in the possession of Aras Agalarov’s company, Crocus Group [ru]. In May 2018 Rtskhiladze tells Mueller’s team that he was told the tapes were fake but did not relay that information to Cohen.
      October 31:
      Mother Jones magazine’s David Corn reports that a veteran spy, later publicly identified as Steele, gave the FBI information alleging a Russian operation to cultivate Trump, later known as the “Steele dossier”.
      Slate publishes an article by Franklin Foer alleging that a Trump server was in suspicious contact with Alfa-Bank in Russia.

  2. John says:

    Teach what percent of wage growth for blacks has occurred because of the minimum wage going to $15 ?
    Adjusted for inflation minimum wage workers now make 25% less than they did in 1968
    The 15$ minimum wage has NOT increased unemployment rates

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