During former President Barack Hussein Obama’s eight years in office, he frequently discussed forthcoming jobs reports. And every time he did, neither the Democrats nor their allies in the mainstream media cared to cared to notice, let alone complain.
Yet when President Donald Trump posted a tweet on the morning of June 1 in which he wrote that he was “[l]ooking forward to seeing the” next jobs report, which was due to be published an hour later, these same charlatans lost their minds:
Another norm-breaking tweet: Trump sending a signal to the markets about the jobs numbers an hour before they are made public. https://t.co/urENVUo2G5
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) June 1, 2018
Why do we even have laws anymore when Trump routinely violates them & Congress refuses to hold him accountable? #JobsReport
"Employees of the Executive Branch shall not comment publicly on the data until at least one hour after the official release time." https://t.co/gWRKTsqTkS https://t.co/TyJQdSfh7e
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 1, 2018
This is…unusual. Trump tweeted about jobs day at 7:21am EST, suggesting he knew the numbers would be surprisingly good. https://t.co/k35UPSEPI6 That's how the market took it anyway, with U.S. yields taking a leg higher right after. Raises a lot of questions. pic.twitter.com/TcN9oLNYqU
— Lisa Abramowicz (@lisaabramowicz1) June 1, 2018
“Raises a lot of questions,” wrote Lisa Abramowicz of Bloomberg Radio.
A lot of questions that she and her peers NEVER asked of Obama …
But it wasn’t just the hypocrites in the leftist-dominated mind who freaked out. Three Democrats — Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden and Michael Bennet — did as well.
Fast forward to the following Friday, June. 8, when these three submitted letters to various federal agencies demanding they investigate Trump’s tweet and determine whether it “politicizes economic data and increases the possibility that this inside information could be used for unlawful advantage in the market.”
“President Trump recklessly violated federal rules and years of precedent by telegraphing financial data that has the power to move our markets,” Warren, the senator known for pretending to be a Native American, said in a statement. “The Trump Administration is swarming with people who have secret financial holdings and conflicts of interest a mile long.”
“Economic data is made public at a specific time on a specific day to prevent market manipulation,” Bennet added. “With hundreds of billions of dollars at stake, we need to determine if the President’s inappropriate disclosure of highly sensitive information is an isolated incident or representative of a broader trend.”
What “highly sensitive information?” The president merely expressed his excitement regarding the upcoming jobs report. FYI, everybody who knows anything about economics already knew beforehand that the jobs report would be released at 8:30 am that morning.
Obama went way beyond merely mentioning upcoming jobs reports. He outright described some of them.
“Tomorrow, we’re expecting another dismal jobs report on top of the 2.6 million jobs that we lost last year. We’ve lost 500,000 jobs each month for the last two months,” he said during remarks made in 2009 to officials at the Department of Energy.
When Obama made these remarks, nobody said a peep, including Warren, Bennet and their friends in the appallingly biased mainstream media. Nor did they make a fuss when Obama made similar remarks numerous other times through his presidency.
And there you have it: liberal double standards in a nutshell.
When a Democrat president explicitly touts a job report before its publication, that’s no big deal. But when a Republican president simply says, “Hey, I’m looking forward to the upcoming report,” it’s the end of the world and, worse, worthy of an investigation.
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