Trump questions why Dems win black vote

Trump questions why Dems win black vote

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE on Sunday questioned why Democrats generally win the support of black voters, writing on Twitter that the party has "done NOTHING for African-Americans but TALK."

"So if African-American unemployment is now at the lowest number in history, median income the highest, and you then add all of the other things I have done, how do Democrats, who have done NOTHING for African-Americans but TALK, win the Black Vote? And it will only get better!" he tweeted.

Trump has frequently touted the level of black unemployment under his administration. In March, he admitted to wrongly claiming that it was at its lowest point in history.

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The president and the White House have also falsely claimed in the past that the Trump administration has created more jobs for African-Americans than former President Obama did.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in August issued a rare correction and apology after falsely claiming during a press briefing that Trump has created three times as many jobs for African-Americans as Obama did during his presidency.

"Correction from today’s briefing: Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn’t. I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump," she tweeted at the time.

The black unemployment rate has seen an overall decline since 2011, when Obama was in office. After dipping to a record low of 5.9 percent in May, the black unemployment rate has since gone back up to 6.6 percent, according to The Associated Press.