President Clinton “cautiously optimistic” over latest jobs report
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After hearing news of the February Jobs Report, President Hillary Clinton advised cautioned optimism and vowed to do even better in the months to come. The monthly report showed continued economic growth nationwide, with nearly 300,000 new jobs created and an unemployment rate just under 5 percent.
“We have the potential to do much, much better,” said a forward-looking Clinton to a group of reporters earlier today. “I recognize that even though these numbers are positive, there are still millions of struggling Americans out there. So long as I am in office, I will fight for an economy that suits everyone, not just those who benefit from million dollar loans.”
Clinton then thanked reporters and exited to the West Wing with Vice President Tim Kaine, furiously scribbling down notes and economic models while walking.
Failed presidential candidate Donald Trump—who ran his campaign on the idea that economic indicators like the GDP, unemployment rate, and rate of inflation have been fabricated under Democratic presidents—responded to the Jobs Report with continued doubt. He tweeted, “J0bs report is LIEING. Economy is DEAD. Sad!”
Despite President Clinton’s healthy skepticism, economists agree that the Jobs Report bodes well for the majority of American families.