#365 : Can Donald Trump really take credit for lowering black unemployment?

Truth and Promises. Can Donald Trump really take credit for lowering black unemployment? Will his infrastructure plan really be a boost for American workers? And Bill Press talks with Kyle Kondik about his roadmap for Democrats to retake Congress in the midterm elections.

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This week, Janelle Jones of the Economic Policy Institute on black unemployment and the truth behind the numbers. Kevin DeGood of the Center for American Progress fact checks Donald Trump’s promise to repair America’s infrastructure. And Bill Press interviews Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball on the “path for Democrats” in 2018.


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Janelle Jones

In his State of the Union address, President Trump bragged about, and took credit for a drop in black unemployment.   Economist Janelle Jones says that number alone says very little about what needs to be done to achieve equity for African Americans in the workplace.

Kevin DeGood

From the early days of his campaign, President Trump said he would repair the nation’s infrastructure and make it “second to none.”  From what he’s heard so far, infrastructure analyst Kevin DeGood says that plan will fall far short of it’s promise.  

Kyle Kondik

Bill Press talks with Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball.

Jim Hightower

Trump serves the people – rich ones, that is

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