1600 Daily: Everything White House 08/07/2018
The Trump boom even the media can’t ignore
Last week’s jobs report has shined a light on the incredible gains American workers are seeing in the Trump Economy. The media, both liberal and conservative, can’t ignore the story of this remarkable turnaround:
• THE NEW YORK TIMES: Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery
• FOX BUSINESS: Millions Drop Off Food Stamps
• THE HILL: Employment Data Hasn’t Been This Good Since the Days of the iPod
• CHICAGO TRIBUNE: This Is What a Booming Economy Feels Like
Unemployment dipped to 3.9 percent last week—just the eighth time since 1970 it has fallen below 4 percent. (And nearly half of those occasions happened in 2018.)
Most important is who is benefitting. President Donald J. Trump promised to look out for Americans from every corner of the country, not the well-connected and powerful. He’s delivered. “The least educated American workers, who took the hardest hit in the Great Recession . . . are a striking symbol of a strong economy,” The New York Times reports.
First Lady Melania Trump: ‘My passion’
First Lady Melania Trump continues to advance her ‘Be Best’ initiative, an awareness campaign dedicated to protecting children.
Two weeks ago, she visited patients at an intensive care unit in Nashville, Tennessee. “My passion is to shine a light on the opioid crisis,” the First Lady said. “I want to continue to learn and believe in starting early to educate young mothers and children about the dangers of drugs.”
Be Best focuses on some of the major issues facing children today, while also teaching them the importance of social, emotional, and physical health. The initiative concentrates on three main pillars: well-being, social media use, and opioid abuse.
“I believe the more we talk about this, the shame and guilt will go away,” the First Lady said about the dangers of drug use.
Photo of the Day
Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead
President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One | August 4, 2018