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The UN Report On US Poverty: Politicized Spin By Trump’s Globalist Enemies

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A UN human rights investigator castigated the US for its income inequality and extreme poverty in a recently released report from the globalist body, alleging that the humanitarian situation in the country has become even worse under Trump because of his tax reform initiative and welfare cuts. It’s not a surprise to anyone, let alone Americans themselves, that some people live in deplorable conditions in the country that prides itself on being the “exceptionalist” example for the rest of the world, but hearing about it from the UN doesn’t make any positive difference at all in changing things. To the contrary, Americans in general are deeply distrustful of this entity and suspicious of its motives, especially in this context of blaming Trump for the humanitarian problems that he inherited from his predecessor, which plays directly into the President’s narrative of him being the victim of a globalist conspiracy.

Trump will never let the UN tell him what to do, and if he paid any attention at all to this report, then he probably scoffed at it, not because he’s the “rich monster” that his opponents accuse him of being but because of his contemptuous attitude towards this organization and Obama’s previous kowtowing to them. Extreme poverty undoubtedly exists in the US, but those who are experiencing it generally have better conditions than their counterparts elsewhere in the world who don’t have reliable access to electricity and sewage services, refrigerators and stoves, or entertainment devices such as cell phones and TVs. Bringing this up isn’t “whataboutism” or “deflecting” from the serious problems at hand, but just putting everything into its appropriate context prior to talking about what’s been done to address these issues.

Contrary to what some people would see as the prevailing “logic”, Republican business owners might individually profit more by paying people less or not hiring “social undesirables” but the party as a whole is damaged by basically abandoning a “permanent underclass” of voters to the Democrats, who as a party have a more self-interested reason in keeping people downtrodden and divided in order to sell them fresh hopes every election season. To be clear, this isn’t a defense of Republicans but just a different angle of analyzing this oft-discussed problem which lays equal blame on both parties at the individual and collective levels, respectively, which sets the reader up for better appreciating Trump’s unique approach to this problem. For as much as he’s being criticized by the Left, the American Establishment, and UN Globalists, Trump has nevertheless presided over an economy with the lowest unemployment rate (3.8%) in 18 years, which is a near-historic low in general.

Not only that, but he’s received a boost in support from African-Americans – who are traditionally, for complex reasons beyond the scope of this article, considered to be “disadvantaged” and more prone to poverty – after rapper Kanye West endorsed the President’s “Make America Great Again” vision of self-empowerment and government deregulation. It might just be that easily misled individuals are going with the flow and following the “rebel” trend that one of their favorite rappers is leading, but it could also be that African-Americans are sincerely beginning to change the way that they view the President and his policies, especially given what Trump claims to be their new opportunities under his administration as proven by the latest economic facts. Specifically, the black unemployment rate has never been lower in history, and while the quality of work that this demographic is engaged in might not be as high as they desire, it still beats not having any job in the first place.

Interestingly, these facts fly in the face of the UN report alleging that Americans are worse off now under Trump than they were before him, exposing that publication as politicized fear mongering disguised as raising awareness about a well-known issue. There’s no doubt that poverty regrettably persists in America today, and that the 78% of Americans who live check-to-check are at continuous risk of falling into this socio-economic trap, but this awareness doesn’t justify exaggerative reports from a supposedly “neutral” entity that decontextualize this phenomenon in order to fear monger and make partisan political points. It’s a mark of shame on the nation as a whole that some Americans still live in truly atrocious conditions, but it should also be a badge of honor for everyone that more African-Americans are working than ever before, and this, ironically enough, under a Republican President.

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Author: Andrew Korybko