Republican Nationwide Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel confronted a wave of social media backlash for touting misleading unemployment statistics in an effort to bash former President Barack Obama and reward President Donald Trump.
On Friday, McDaniel tweeted what she dubbed “a 10-year problem you haven’t seen earlier than,” that includes a comparability of the numbers from 2009 and 2019, with Obama’s face on one aspect and Trump’s on the opposite.
The chairwoman was most likely appropriate in calling it one thing Twitter hadn’t but seen, on condition that the numbers being pinned on Obama existed lower than every week into his presidency and have been as a substitute reflective of the crippling recession that was already underway. Moreover, that financial downturn started in 2007 below the presidency of George W. Bush, a Republican.
Nonetheless, she used the deceptive submit to spice up Trump whereas criticizing Obama:
Twitter instantly took observe of the jarring juxtaposition, mocking McDaniel for even elevating it within the first place.
Different customers have been a bit extra merciful:
McDaniel’s message was posted simply because the RNC pledged whole assist for Trump forward of the 2020 election. His listing of challengers on the suitable stays unclear.