Data points and highlights from President Trump at the Opportunity Now Summit

The President spoke in North Carolina at the Opportunity Now Summit to discuss the success of opportunity zones.  These are some data points and highlights plucked from his speech:

  • 225k new jobs last month
  • unemployment claims in NC down 30% since election
  • got rid of Johnson Amendment
  • spoke with Xi about virus
  • signed USMCA
  • Japan deal - $40B
  • re-negotiated South Korea deal (a failed Hillary deal)
  • 7mm new jobs since election
  • 220k new jobs in NC
  • new biz applications in NC surged 30%
  • most new hires are minorities and women
  • unemployment lowest in 50 years
  • black poverty lowest ever recorded
  • unemployment for workers without a high school diploma lowest in history
  • 16% wage increase for low income workers since election
  • net worth for bottom half of wage earners has increased 47% (3 times the increase of the top 1%)
  • median household income reached the highest level ever recorded; Bush in eight years ($450), Obama in eight years ($975) Trump in three years ($10,000)
  • tax cuts created nearly 9,000 opportunity zones… 250 in NC
  • long term investment taxed at 0%
  • first time in 51 years prescription drug prices went down
  • criminal justice reform law providing opportunity ex-prisoners
  • talked about Superbowl ad decision between military ad vs Alice Johnson
  • encourage businesses to expand second-chance hiring practices
  • to help inmates find housing and jobs, forming Council on Crime Prevention and Re-Entry
  • ...appointing Pastor Tony Louden as Executive Director  (powerful speaker… definite future in politics)
  • asked Congress to support his plan to offer technical and vocational education at every high school
  • talked about benefits of vocational school system
  • touched on Ivanka’s jobs training initiative… she lined up training commitments for 15mm jobs (goal was 500k)
  • improved on Democrat Iowa fiasco…  can’t count votes but want to control health care
  • touched on Van Jones working for criminal justice reform bill, thanked everyone but Trump
  • long term funding for black colleges (instead of coming back begging every year)
  • ...talked about sleazy consultants/lobbyists getting a cut

 

 

 

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