Skip to comments.BET Founder Gives Props To Trump Economy: 'Something Is Going Right'
Posted on 04/08/2018 2:08:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
BET founder Robert Johnson told CNBC Friday that he believes the Trump economy has helped the African American community. Johnson, who was America's first black billionaire, appeared on "Squawk Box" to discuss the direction of the economy following the most recent jobs report.
In spite of a slightly lower-than-expected number (103,000 new jobs vs the expected 193,000), Johnson was optimistic, citing a January report that touted the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for African Americans. "When you look at that [January report], you have to say something is going right. You have to take encouragement from what's happening in the labor force and the job market," Johnson said. "When you look at African-American unemployment, ... you've never had African-American unemployment this low and the spread between African-Americans and whites narrowing."
Johnson even took a playful jab at the newly-appointed National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, who was his classmate at Princeton University, claiming that Kudlow's predictions for the country's economic growth might be a little too optimistic. "The economy's going to grow. It's not going to do 5, as I think Larry Kudlow suggested it could do 5. Larry and I went through Princeton, the Woodrow Wilson School together, I was smarter than he was ... I'm glad he's at the NEC, I'm gonna call him and tell him 'welcome to DC'."
But Johnson's overall assessment was that, economically speaking, things are still likely to get better. Praising the Trump tax cuts, recent job growth, and relatively stable interest rates, he concluded, "I believe the economy is on a strong growth path."
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That's gonna leave a mark.
Yeah, but Trump is a racist.
I’ll bet there were audible gasps in the audience.
They could not wait to get to Twitter and call him a sell out or Uncle Tom. Maybe he’s trying to signal to other black people, that, it’s time to accept our president and hope he succeeds for good of the country.
I recall a year ago when Dianne Feinstein said we may as well try to work with this president. The Lib audience could not believe what they were hearing!! She had to walk it back a day later.
Good for him and she really said that?!
He’s a billionaires uncle Tom who deserves to go to prison /s
Someone will have a “talk” with him and he will retract his remarks.
Hillary or Bernie could fix this in 2020.
Uh oh financially empowered, black folk doesn’t bode well for the Democrats who need black Americans to believe they’re victims and need lots of government services and hand outs.
Doctor! Doctor, come quick!
The patient has exhibited signs of cerebral activity.
It’s a miracle.
Will he get labeled as an Oreo cookie by the libtards and tribal followers of them?
Don’t worry, the content of BET and the stereotypes and narrative it pushes won’t change.
The Chinese will probably hire him in five years to run Africa, no shit.
Looking at his picture, I like him already !
That's flat out great news... many thanks to Robert Johnson...
Check out the robertjohnson keyword (should be above), he’s had a wide variety of views — basically, he’s a good old fashioned free market advocate, with some twists.
Africa could do worse, in fact, has done worse, in fact, is doing worse.
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