‘Opening with a bang’: President Trump Celebrates May Job Numbers

President Donald Trump addressed the country from the White House Rose Garden Friday after the U.S. Labor Department’s report revealed that May brought back millions of jobs to the economy as states reopened after businesses closed for months to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus began reopening in phases.

“We’ll go back to having the greatest economy anywhere in the world,” Trump said describing the achievements his administration made before the novel coronavirus pandemic began,” Trump said.

“We’re going to be back and we’re going to reopen the country and I hope that the lockdown governors, I don’t know why they continue to lockdown, because if you look at Georgia, if you look at  Florida, if you look at South Carolina, if you look at so many different places that have opened up, I don’t want to name all of them, but the ones that are most energetic about opening are doing tremendous business.”

“We’ll go back to having the greatest economy anywhere in the world.”

The U.S. economy’s unemployment rate dropped from 14.7 percent to 13.3 percent and the job market added 2.5 million jobs in May. The President touted the “incredible” numbers in several tweets posted Thursday morning.