The Biden campaign has two arguments it can make.
One is that President Trump did a lousy job with the coronavirus. It’s not a bad argument, to be honest. How come I still can’t get a medical mask made in America? The other is that the economy is terrible.
Well, the declining economy was never President Trump’s fault. The coronavirus was going to hit us hard no matter what Trump did or did not do.
But today’s jobs report, which puts the unemployment rate at 8.4 percent and says that 1.4 million jobs were created in August kicks the legs out from under one of Biden’s central themes.
Trump can now honestly make the case he has been trying to develop for weeks: That he was responsible for tremendous economic growth previously, and that he is the man to return us to a strong economy.