(CNSNews.com) - At a rally in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday, President Donald Trump painted a bleak picture of America if the Democrats win control of Congress.
Trump touted the economic gains made during his administration, including the recent unemployment numbers announced on Friday. He said everything the Republicans have achieved and created will be at stake on Election Day.
“If the radical Democrats take power, they will take a wrecking ball to our economy and to our future. A wrecking ball,” he said. “When you enter the voting booth on Tuesday, you will be making a simple choice. A vote for Republicans is a vote to continue our extraordinary prosperity, our extraordinary journey together. It’s a journey that we made together - not me, all of us together.
“A vote for Democrats is a vote to bring this economic boom crashing to a sudden halt. The Democrat agenda is a socialist nightmare for our country. The Republican agenda is the American dream, and that’s what we’re doing. We’re bringing back the American dream,” the president said.
As CNSNews.com previously reported, the number of employed Americans has never been higher. The 156,562,000 Americans employed in October is the 12tg record set under President Donald Trump.
The unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent, the same as September, which is the lowest it's been in decades -- since the end of 1969. And the Hispanic unemployment rate, 4.4 percent, has never been lower.
The unemployment rate for African-Americans, 6.2 percent, remained near the all-time low of 5.9 percent set in May.
On top of those numbers, the economy added a whopping 250,000 jobs last month. After revisions, job gains have averaged 218,000 over the past 3 months.
Trump stopped short of saying the economy has created the hottest jobs market ever. He said world leaders often congratulate him on the U.S. economy.
“Republicans have created the best economy in the history of our country, and the hottest jobs market ev-- Well, look. You take a look. Take a look what’s happened. This is the hottest place economically anywhere in the world right now,” the president said.
“When I have some wonderful leaders of countries - presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, some dictators, but we don’t mention that. The first thing they say to me is, ‘Congratulations, Mr. President. You have the hottest economic nation anywhere in the world. Congratulations,’” he said.
Ohio, in particular, has seen its fair share of good economic news, Trump noted.
“And Ohio sees it just about better than anybody, because you see the car companies back, the car companies expanding. Other companies are coming back. Remember they were all leaving. Now they’re all coming back folks. They’re all coming back. Just like I said, but I did mislead you in one way, and I apologize. I didn’t know we could do it this fast. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I didn’t know we could do it this quickly. It’s gone very quickly,” he said.
“If I would have said that out on the campaign trail, I would have been greeted with the worst headlines. They would have said, ‘How dare he make those statements,’ but what we’ve done in less than two years, no president or administration in his first two years has done anywhere near what this administration has done, and they know it,” the president added.
“In the last month alone, we added 250,000 jobs, and these are beautiful, brand new, spanking new jobs in the month of October. We brought back nearly half a million people, and we brought them into the workforce, and they are so happy. The unemployment rate is the lowest level in 50 years. You saw on Friday,” he said, noting the “good timing.”
“Do you think the media wanted to maybe delay them til Wednesday. Would you say they would have been happy? They would have been happy if they could have delayed them, announced the numbers the day after the election,” the president said.
“No, they came out at a good time. Friday numbers. Those were phenomenal numbers. You haven’t seen numbers like that in a long time, many years. We’ve created 4.5 million new jobs since Election Day, and we have lifted 4.3 million Americans off of food stamps,” Trump added.
“African-American, Hispanic American, Asian American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels in history. Jobless claims in Ohio have fallen to their lowest level ever recorded. We’re bringing the jobs all back. They’re coming back. A lot of them are coming back to Ohio. We sort of tell them, ‘Hey, how about Ohio. How about going to Ohio?’” the president said.
“Household income for Ohio families has reached the highest level in the history of your state, and we have put your coal miners and your steelworkers back to work. We passed a massive tax cut - massive - for Ohio workers, and we will soon follow it up with another 10 percent tax cut for the middle class. We gotta win the House to do that by the way. Just put it in your heads, put it in your heads when you’re getting ready to vote,” he said.