Analysis: Trump's number one campaign boast doesn't hold up if you look at the numbers

In Donald Trump’s America there are three realities.

There are, of course, the two much-publicised worlds of fact and fiction.

Which one you reside in depends entirely on your point of view, specifically whether you support or oppose Trump.

The third realm intersects the other two but is far more electorally potent than both of them combined.

It’s the world of feelings.

Trump has moved on from fear

Voters on the left, once driven by the audacity of hope, now hate all the President stands for and fear the direction he is taking the country.

Everything Trump does, from speaking at an anti-abortion rally to coaxing a foreign power to dig up political dirt, feeds this hatred.

They feel it in their bones.

The loudest cheers at Democratic candidate rallies are not in response to factually based policy promises.

Democrat voters cry out for the candidate who guarantees to clobber the President in the November election.

Trump’s supporters, who lean right, are often accused of being driven by hate and fear.

At the last election, Trump fed those voters with a rich and steady stream of vitriol to stoke those emotions.

But now, he doesn’t have to.

He has something more powerful and, ironically, much more hopeful at his disposal: An economy in full bloom.

America is feeling optimistic about the economy

Unemployment in America now stands at 3.6 per cent, the lowest it’s been since 1969 — a time that most people remember as truly “great” for the economy.

The stock market is regularly hitting all-time record highs, with every milestone trumpeted by Trump.

Petrol is cheaper than it’s been in 14 years, Trump’s income tax cuts have taken full effect and the wages of America’s lowest paid workers are growing at the fastest pace in more than a decade.


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