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Dems Refuse to Cheer for Record Low Black, Hispanic Unemployment Rates

During the State of the Union on Tuesday, when President Donald Trump celebrated the historic low rates of unemployment among racial minorities, many Democrats refused to stand and clap, while Republicans cheered.

"African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded," Trump declared. Wild applause broke out among Republicans and a few Democrats, but as the camera panned to Democrats, most were seated and not clapping.

This seemed particularly odd, given the Democrats' focus on racial identity politics.

Interestingly, Democrats went wild when President Trump hailed the increases in women's employment. The very same women in white who refused to so much as clap for minority employment stood up, clapped, cheered, and even leaped up and down in excitement for the news that 58 percent of jobs went to women.

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