Donald Trump doesn’t like President Obama very much. Trump once famously said about Obama, “I think he’s the worst president, maybe, in the history of our country.” By the way, most surveys identify Warren G. Harding or James Buchanan as the worst presidents of all time.
A major part of Trump’s speeches are how Obama has ruined our country, how he’s to blame for the increase of crime (crime has gone down) and how his “open borders” policy (he doesn’t have one) is the cause of the increase in illegal immigrants (illegal immigrants entering the U.S. has gone down each year for the last 7 years). In fact, many hard core liberals call Obama the “Deporter in Chief”.
And now we have proof that Obama is not only doing his job, but doing it well.
From Gallup, the leading research firm that provides data-driven news based on U.S. and world polls, said:
“In the nearly eight years since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, the percentage of U.S. adults who evaluate their lives well enough to be considered “thriving” has improved by nearly four percentage points. The 55.4% who are thriving so far in 2016 is on pace to be the highest recorded in the nine years Gallup and Healthways have tracked it.”
“In 2008, George W. Bush’s final year in office, 48.9% of U.S. adults were classified as thriving. By 2010, the second year of Obama’s presidency, this figure had bumped up to 53.2%, where it generally remained through 2013. In 2014, the percentage of adults classified as thriving crossed the 54% mark for the first time, only to be topped again at 55.1% in 2015. Life evaluations are currently on pace to reach another record high in 2016.”
And you know how recently Trump has been trying to target the African American community. On August 20th, Trump told Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro that blacks in America have “no health care, no education, no anything.” He described the lives of African-Americans as “a total catastrophe.”
On Friday, August 19th, Trump said, “What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs; 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”
Well, life for African Americans has not only improved under Obama, but African Americans have seen the best improvement, over whites, Asians, and Hispanics.
“The percentages of U.S. whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians who are thriving have all increased during the Obama era, although not uniformly. Blacks’ life evaluations improved by nearly 13 points between 2008 and 2010, more than any other group. By 2010, blacks’ life evaluations were second only to those of Asians. Some of the increase among blacks — particularly the seven-point increase that occurred between 2008 and 2009 — could be explained by Obama coming into office, which may have made blacks feel more optimistic about their current and future lives even if his being in office hadn’t yet had any tangible effect on their lives.”
The truth hurts, doesn’t it Donald?
But of course Trump doesn’t care about facts…just pandering.