Monday, June 4

NBC buries great May jobs numbers by accusing Trump of breaking federal law--seriously


NBC, like all the networks, never misses a chance to bury any good news for Trump, for everything possible.  In the latest example they wanted to find a way to kill the good news about job creation--that the May report showed the economy beat the expert forecasts by a whopping 18 percent.

Oooh, how do we neutralize news like that

And sure enough, they found a way:  Admit it, but immediately tell the rubes what the really important news was--that is, what was the proper focus.  And so, note the 3rd sentence below:

Economy added 223,000 jobs in May, but Trump's premarket tweet is the focus

The U.S. economy added a robust 223,000 jobs in the month of May, according to figures released Friday by the Department of Labor. The unemployment rate fell slightly to 3.8 percent. The numbers were eclipsed earlier Friday morning by a presidential tweet that breaks a federal rule.
SEE, citizen!  The only way he could do...whatever minor dealie he may have done...which you've surely forgotten in the face of this much more important news (which we've helpfully told you is "the focus")...was by BREAKING A FEDERAL RULE!!!!  We told you stupid deplorables he was a corrupt, lawless, Russia-colluding, evil, tax-evading biznessman, and we were right!

So what was the "FEDERAL RULE" the president supposedly broke?  NBC conveniently provided a link to tell readers--except that in the link Trump broke, not a "rule" but a "protocol."  But hey, rule, protocol--potatoe, potahtoe, right?

Trump breaks protocol with jobs report tweet

With a Friday morning tweet spotlighting confidential job numbers, President Donald Trump again broke with longstanding protocol designed to prevent investors from getting an early indication of the latest round of monthly figures."

"Looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning," Trump wrote on Twitter more than an hour before the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the U.S. added 223,000 jobs in May

Outside of classified national security material, the monthly jobs numbers are typically among the government's most closely held figures.

Generally, federal officials who get them early are prohibited from sharing the information before it is publicly released and from commenting on it for an hour after that.  But the president isn't constrained by the same rules, and he didn't release any actual data.
NBC lost no time finding Leftist commentators willing to create wild hypotheticals about how awful Trump's tweet was.  First was Chris Lu, a former deputy secretary of Labor in the Obama administration:
"Trump gets the jobs numbers the night before their release," Lu wrote on Twitter. "If he’s tweeting about them before their release, it’s not far-fetched to imagine him telling an investor friend in advance. Yet more proof that he can’t be trusted with any sensitive information."

Justin Wolfers, an economics professor at the University of Michigan, said Trump had now set an expectation that could cause market swings in the future.
NBC included a twat from the Trump-hating Wolfers reading,
Next jobs day, if at 7:21am Trump tweets about Roseanne or some other dumb thing that's not the jobs day [data?], markets will infer he doesn't want to talk about the jobs report. Watch: Stocks will fall as a result.
So the guy is now wailing that if Trump doesn't say anything about jobs data next month, stocks will fall because it must mean he didn't like the jobs reportSELL!!  Can you get any more delusional?

And remember, the content of Trump's OMG-he-can't-be-trusted, insider-trading-implying tweet was what?  Oh yeah: "Looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning."

Anyone who thinks the Lying Mainstream Media isn't totally out to sabotage Trump, rescind the tax cut he pushed through, demand open our borders and ship more jobs overseas isn't paying attention.

Wake the hell up!


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