When good economic results happen to bad presidents

Washington Post headline: Jobs in manufacturing are indeed up and we have no idea how to fit this into the narrative that the world is about to die under Trump. (Or something like that.)

I wish the story had pointed out how much of this was short-term. By that, I mean actually saying why it’s short-term. Not just “So-and-so at Brookings says it’s short-term.” Even if you toss aside the trade wars that will make things more difficult for manufacturing, we’re talking about a lot of jobs that won’t be there in 20 years.

In the meantime, it’s safe to say not all of Trump’s policies are helping his alleged red-state buddies. Good luck to the family fighting to keep a border wall from going across his property.

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