Let the record show that last month, well before anyone seriously thought a certain sinister buffoon could win the White House, American wages were at an all-time high and still growing.
Also, median household income is projected to show an all-time high in the next census report. In other news, unemployment is now under 5 percent — a bit lower than Mitt Romney predicted it would be if he were elected in 2012.
I mention this because we’ll want to look it up in the spring, when the aforementioned buffoon will be claiming credit for it. And his supporters, who number significantly less than half the people who voted last week, will believe it.
I know this because they already believe it, as this Gallup tracking poll shows. Republicans who believed Trump’s apocalyptic nonsense before the election now seem to believe the opposite — many months before Trump will be able to locate the Oval Office restroom, much less any coherent economic policy.
Well, they can believe what they want, but it raises the question: Exactly what problem was Trump elected to solve? Not the economy, apparently. So I guess that leaves race. Still way too many brown people out there.
Meanwhile — not that it matters — Hillary Clinton’s margin in the popular vote now totals about a million. Think of that: if a million people signed a petition to make Gatorade the national drink, people would probably pay attention. To pick a president, not so much.