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-- July 29 tweetFacts First: Baltimore does not have the worst economic numbers in the United States, though it does rank poorly by several measures.Baltimore had the fourth-worst unemployment rate of major cities in 2018, but its 5.7% rate was substantially better than that of last-place Detroit, which was at 9.0%. In 2017, the Baltimore metropolitan area (which includes more than the city of Baltimore, on which Trump was focusing his attacks) ranked 19th in the country in gross domestic product out of 383 areas studied. The city of Baltimore had a 22.4% poverty rate over the 2013-2017 period, well ahead of such cities as Detroit (37.9%), Bloomington, Indiana (37.5%), and Laredo, Texas (30.6%).Baltimore did have the highest homicide rate of any major city in 2017, so Trump was accurate in his claim about crime.Obama's recordObama and energy -- August 1 rally in CincinnatiFacts First: Obama did encourage the use of renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels, but he didn't try to.

– President Obama

Found on CNN  4 months ago    Top News
Exactly ! It's 50-50.

– President Obama

Found on CNN  1 year ago    Top News
President Obama, for President Obama part, mostly has steered clear of taking shots at President Obama successor. But an avalanche of criticism on Monday about alleged Russian interference in the presidential election, mostly from Democratic leaders, gave way to an extended critique from Earnest during the White House press briefing. Speaking later with Trevor Noah, President Obama echoed Earnest in noting that Donald Trump had joked the Russians should hack Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s secret email server to recover tens of thousands of emails she had deleted prior to an FBI investigation. The President-elect in some of Trevor Noah political events specifically said to the Russians, hack Hillary's emails so we can finally find out what's going on and confirm our conspiracy theories.

– President Obama

Found on FOX News  2 years ago    Politics
Time and again this election, Jeb Bush has been outshone by more charismatic candidates. On Monday, there was a slight variation on the story. Once again, Jeb was outdone by a much more talented politician, but this time, it was a backer and not a rival: Jeb’s big brother George W. Bush. It was the former president’s first appearance on the campaign trail this cycle, and it came just a few days before the South Carolina Republican primary, which is shaping up to be a make-or-break moment for Jeb. President Bush, along with his wife Laura and Senator Lindsey Graham, helped pack 3,000 people in for a rally in North Charleston. It’s proof that his popularity endures in South Carolina, but it’s too early to tell whether that popularity will prove transferrable.

– President Obama

Found on FOX News  3 years ago    U.S.
The strongmen of today.

– President Obama

Found on CNN  4 years ago    World

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