Days/50 Tweets: How The President Uses Twitter to Control The Narrative


Too bad Trump consistently disparaged the same jobs report when Obama was in charge, often saying that its unemployment rate was not the "true" rate, which he said was anywhere from twice as high to almost half labor force.

"Not a bad way to start day 50 of this Administration, " he later said.

In January, Politico reported that Schiller "has worked with Trump since 1999, when the real estate mogul hired him as a part-time bodyguard". "The 5 percent figure is one of the biggest hoaxes in American modern politics", he said in a speech to the Detroit Economic Club in August of past year, referring to the unemployment rate.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Wednesday that there was "no reason to believe there is any type of investigation" targeting Trump "with respect to the Department of Justice".

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"Trump said some awful things about Cruz, and they're still up on Trump's Twitter feed", Colbert said.

In the past, Trump has now only derided such "phony" figures, but argued that the true unemployment number hovered somewhere near 28, 29 percent and could be as high 42 percent. Discipline and focus are really going to benefit them.

The problem: A falling birth rate and the aging baby-boom generation is slowing the growth of the job force.

"No new economic policies have yet been enacted, " said Scott Anderson, chief economist at Bank of the West. As of last month, some 5.5 million jobs were unfilled, more than the peak level during the last expansion before the Great Recession. Last month, average hourly earnings increased by 2.8 percent, the BLS said.

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But whether that has already translated into more jobs is hard to say with any precision. Reading through it, we were struck with that rarest, most weird of feelings: sympathy for Donald Trump, now deprived of the ability to correct this tiny subset of his vast collection of public mistakes.

And he claimed to have found Trump's dinner invitation to the Cruzes.

The Justice Department might be investigating President Trump.

"I said I'm not aware and we're not aware and that's why we want the House and Senate to do what the president has asked of them, to look into this", he said.

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