[Ed. – He’s out of office, but the self-serving lies continue.]
Since it’s safe to assume most people in South Africa don’t follow the U.S. economic trends on a daily basis, they probably don’t realize that the U.S. economy is growing rapidly — with second quarter growth potentially being double that for all of last year.
They probably don’t realize that U.S. unemployment rates are as low as they’ve been in many years, that the U.S. has added more than 285,000 manufacturing jobs over the past year, that construction jobs increased by almost the same amount, and the unemployment rates among blacks and hispanics have declined over the past year.
If it’s safe to assume most South Africans don’t follow U.S. economic trends, then it’s also safe to assume former President Barack Obama wasn’t about to let them in on the good news.
Instead, the former president used a speech Tuesday in Johannesburg to paint a picture of a U.S. economy that was frail, benefitting only the wealthiest of the wealthy, and one that would eventually result in many workers losing their jobs to automation.