Donald Trump started boasting about having “the greatest economy in the world” on Friday during a press conference – only to be challenged by PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor when the journalist cited actual economic figures.
Trump started claiming that his administration has done more for minorities than any other. He bragged saying, “What’s happened to our country, and what you now see…. is the greatest thing that can happen for race relations, for the African-American community, for the Asian-American, for the Hispanic-American community, for women, for everything. Because our economy is so strong…. We’re going to have the strongest economy in the world. We’re almost there now.”
That’s when Alcindor chimed in and fact-checked Trump.
She asked, “How would a better economy have protected George Floyd?” Then she added: “Black unemployment went up by 0.1%, Asian-American unemployment went up by 0.5%. How is that a victory?”
Instead of answering Alcindor’s question, Trump indignantly responded, “You are something” before walking away.
Take a look at the video clip below:
.@Yamiche: "Black unemployment went up by 0.1%, Asian American unemployment went up by 0.5% how is that a victory?"
President Trump: "You are something else." pic.twitter.com/Nw9mC5jtwI
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) June 5, 2020