ECONOMY/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The job surge that we’re seeing right now is widespread. Leisure and hospitality added 1.2 million jobs. Construction jobs are up — listen to this — 464,000. Education and health services rose 424,000. Retail trade is up 368,000…
We also smashed expectations on the unemployment rate. The prediction was that the unemployment rate would rise to over 20 percent, and instead it dropped to around a little more than 13 percent. Slight difference.
[T]oday is probably, if you think of it, the greatest comeback in American history… We’re going to be stronger than we were when we were riding high. And our stock market is almost — it’s just short of an all-time high. I’ve had 144 all-time-high stock markets during a three-and-a-half-year period. Nobody has ever come close to that. And we’re going to do it again, but it’s going to be even stronger than last time.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump on the Jobs Numbers Report,” whitehouse.gov, June 8, 2020