President Trump tweeted ahead of the report that he was looking forward to the numbers.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning.</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1002510522032541701?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The U.S. economy has added a robust 223,000 jobs in May, according to figures released Friday by the Department of Labor. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent. The numbers were eclipsed earlier Friday morning by a presidential tweet that ‘breaks a federal rule’.
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. And Labor Department reporters, who get the numbers a little early so that they can pre-write stories timed to the release of jobs numbers, are held in a "lock up" in which they can't communicate with the outside world.
But the president isn't constrained by the same rules, and he didn't release any actual data.
While this isn't the first time Trump has tweeted about the coming jobs numbers before their release, he did it in August; his critics were quick to point to ways in which a president's indiscretion could have real-world consequences.
"Trump gets the jobs numbers the night before their release," Chris Lu, a former deputy secretary of Labor in the Obama administration, 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. More proof that he can’t be trusted with any sensitive information."
You really can’t make this up. It doesn’t matter what he does for America; the liberals will crawl out of their safe place to complain.
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.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lemme bore you by telling you why this tweet was an effing outrage.<br><br>The jobs numbers are released at 8:30am. The President is traditionally told the numbers the night before, but told to play them close to his chest.<br><br>But at 7:21am he's telling us all to tune in. Wonder why. <a href="https://t.co/Tl43ywZDcR">https://t.co/Tl43ywZDcR</a></p>— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) <a href="https://twitter.com/JustinWolfers/status/1002534790388682752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The May report shows the best job growth in three months and one of the better months of Trump's presidency. The high mark was 324,000 in February, and the lowest growth was 14,000 in September.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said trump's Tweet was appropriate because "he didn't put the numbers out."
President Trump is Making America Great Again, despite the continuous barricades. This week he signed ‘Right To Try’ Law.
“People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to seek a cure — I want to give them a chance right here at home.” President Donald J. Trump
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">With the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RightToTry?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RightToTry</a> Law I signed today, patients with life threatening illnesses will finally have access to experimental treatments that could improve or even cure their conditions. These are experimental treatments and products that have shown great promise… <a href="https://t.co/FIUwhpUpoL">pic.twitter.com/FIUwhpUpoL</a></p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1001873868498325504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
With the #RightToTry Law I signed today, patients with life-threatening illnesses will finally have access to experimental treatments that could improve or even cure their conditions.
RIGHT TO TRY: Congress passed the Right to Try Act of 2017, sending a priority bill to President Donald J. Trump for his signature.
The “Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017” passed Congress on May 22, 2018.
The bill amends Federal law to allow certain unapproved, experimental drugs to be administered to terminally ill patients who have exhausted all approved treatment options and are unable to participate in clinical drug trials.
Eligible drugs must have undergone the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Phase I (safety) testing.
The bill requires any manufacturer or sponsor of an eligible investigational drug to report to the FDA on any use of the drug on a “Right to Try” basis.
The FDA will post an annual summary report of “Right to Try” use on its website.
The bill limits the liability of drug sponsors, manufacturers, prescribers, or dispensers that provide or decline to provide an eligible investigational drug to an eligible patient.
A RIGHT TO LIFE: Right to try legislation returns treatment decisions back to patients, giving them the right to make healthcare choices that could save their lives.
“Right to Try” gives the over 1 million Americans who die from a terminal illness every year a new tool to fight and make potentially lifesaving decisions about their treatment.
According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 609,640 Americans will die from cancer alone in 2018.
Before this legislation, options for terminal patients who had exhausted all treatment options were extremely limited:
Many terminally ill patients were considered too sick for clinical trials of new medication. In fact, only 3 percent of cancer patients today are enrolled in clinical trials.
The FDA’s “compassionate use” application is complicated and time-consuming, resulting in only about 1,200 approved applications per year.
With President Trump’s signature, the Federal government joins with 40 States that have approved the right of terminally ill patients to try potentially lifesaving drugs.
MAKING HEALTHCARE WORK FOR AMERICANS: Every day, President Trump is working to fix America’s broken healthcare system and return healthcare decisions to individuals.
On May 11, 2018, the President issued his blueprint to lower prescription drug prices, taking action to put American patients first.
President Trump has signed multiple Executive Orders and approved new funding to target the scourge of opioid abuse and is taking the fight to drug abuse across the Nation.
In March 2018, President Trump’s Administration released the President’s plan to put patients back in charge of their health information.
President Trump is putting health care decisions back into the hands of Americans by repealing Obamacare’s mandate, ending the health care rationing board, and providing more affordable options outside of Obamacare.
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Obama’s healthcare solution for the elderly, “take a pill.”
Wake up America! Trump is on the rise and working for us. It’s about time we have a president who cares about all of us and not just the people who will vote for him.
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They can bitch & piss & moan all they want… Obama did it too… And he knew it was coming out also. He did it REPEATEDLY!
They also did not mention that the Atlanta Fed is projecting 2nd quarter GDP growth of 4.8%!!!!!!!! A number that was unimaginable just 18 months ago!
This is just another case of Liberal jealousy. They can’t stand the fact that our Builder from Queens is doing more for this Country than their coronated community organizer Obama. They can throw all they want at our President, but facts in the end Do Matter. Case in point, the “Right to Try” EO takes us one step further away from Obama’s liberal reign of terror. God Bless our President.
Its the liberal way of making good news bad….if they could criticize the tweet they didn't need to tell the truth about how great our economy is. Doesn't matter what President Trump does - they will find some way to criticize! It's disgusting!
Its the liberal way of making good news bad....if they could criticize the tweet they didn't need to tell the truth about how great our economy is. Doesn't matter what President Trump does - they will find some way to criticize! It's disgusting!