President Trump faces nonstop criticism and a hostile news media which advances one narrative after another, building their case against him with mostly anonymous sources, suggestive headlines and clever speculation. But he carries on. The result? Among other things, the economy has improved, there’s a glow on Main Street and the stock market continues to soar to record highs despite rumor mongering and unproven innuendo from the “resistance.”
Numbers, however, tend to speak louder to Americans than innuendo. The U.S. Department of Labor’s July 2017 report, for example, found that 209,000 new jobs were created during the month, besting expectations by a robust 26,000 jobs.
“More people are getting back to work and finding jobs, and more people are employed now than at any time over the past six years,” says Jesse Hathaway, a research fellow for budget and tax policy at the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit and free-market think tank.