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The Black and Hispanic Unemployment Rates Don't Deserve Applause

President Trump lauded them and then claimed credit for their positive developments in the past year. He was doubly mistaken.
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On Monday morning, President Trump tweeted that the unemployment rate for black Americans had reached the lowest on record, and that the rate for Hispanic Americans will soon reach a similar milestone. He effectively claimed credit for these improvements, writing, “Dems did nothing for you but get your vote!”

The truth is, Trump has so far done little to contribute to the

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