Super Dave wrote:
Anyone else as amused as I am?
this is only part of a long list of thing this ding bat has saddled the country with...
In 497 days, Trump has made 3,251 false or misleading claims (more than 6.5 claims a day), per the Washington Post.
In his first 10 months, Trump told ~6x as many lies as Obama told during his ENTIRE presidency, per the New York Times.
In his first year, Trump signed the fewest bills into law since at least Eisenhower (Note: More than half had to do with modifying existing programs and naming something/statement), leading to the most executive orders since at least LBJ (Note: Obama issued an average of 35 EOs per year, the fewest in 120 years), per GovTrack and NPR.
As of now, Trump has kept 10, compromised 7, broken 7, stalled 33, and currently working on 45 of his campaign promises, per PolitiFact.
At least 22 of Trump's 67 deregulatory actions were started under Obama, while other actions had little impact, were part of actions typically taken by the federal government, or have not yet gone into effect, per Bloomberg.
According to Bloomberg, U.S. companies are valued less now than before Trump was elected, the cost to borrow for the U.S. has soared, and the dollar's share of global currency reserves has dropped by the most since 2002.
Under the prior Administration, average hourly earnings (after adjusting for inflation) grew by 0.8% per year; so far under Trump, they have grown by half of that amount.
Avg. monthly job growth since Trump took office = +186,200
Avg. monthly job growth in previous years:
Stock Market: Up
GDP Growth: Up
Jobs Gained: Down
Jobs Outsourced: Up
Trade Deficit: Up
International Tourism: Down
Federal Deficit: Up
Move Rate: Down
Investment Spending: Down
Innovation Index: Down
Wage Growth: Down
Uninsured Rate: Up
Gas Prices: Up
(Important: Not only were Obama's stock market gains higher than Trump's but also the vast majority of gains--92 months of upward trajectory--occurred under Obama, e.g. when the S&P 500 hit 127 all-time highs. Also: The Dow is not inflation-adjusted and is highly curated, measuring only the best performers in the economy. Furthermore: The average down day is 24% bigger than the average up day in 2018.)
Trump's trade policies could cost the U.S. economy $2 trillion and nearly 2 million jobs by 2022, per a consortium of analysts from Zurich Insurance, Ernst & Young, the Atlantic Council and the Organization for International Investment.
Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress have added nearly $1 trillion to the national debt in just 5.5 months, per the U.S. Treasury.
The GOP tax law is projected to increase the national debt by $1.9 trillion between 2018 and 2028, per the Congressional Budget Office.