Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden slammed President Trump for celebrating June jobs report, declaring the positive news is “no victory to be celebrated” when the coronavirus pandemic is “getting worse, not better.”
President Trump touted the “historic numbers” of June jobs report, saying the better-than-estimated numbers amid the coronavirus pandemic is evidence that “our economy is roaring back.”
National retail sales rose 17.7 percent in May, marking the biggest increase in records spending dating back to 1992, as thousands of stores and restaurants began to reopen after coronavirus-induced lockdowns were lifted and consumers were freed to fuel the spending burst.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said the remarks President Trump made earlier on Friday by invoking George Floyd’s name while touting May unemployment numbers were “despicable.”
President Trump touted May’s surprising positive job report that exceeded economists’ expectations on Friday, and predicted the battered economy will start to recover all of the lost jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic by 2021.