Austin, TX – As Vice President Joe Biden unveiled his plan to create millions of good-paying jobs, Trump ignores the unemployment catastrophe created by his mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis.
Texas Democratic Party Spokesperson Brittany Switzer issued the following statement:
“For four years, Texans have been paying the price for Donald Trump’s empty promises to invest in infrastructure and bring back jobs. Now, millions of Texas have lost their jobs. Meanwhile, Trump bails out his wealthy and well-connected friends. What Texans need right now more than ever is a president who will deliver on his promises. They need direct cash assistance to pay rent and put food on the table. They need good-paying jobs. They need long-term investments in their communities to repair crumbling infrastructure and create the jobs of the future. They need real leadership right now and that leader is Joe Biden.”
BACKGROUND ON TRUMP’S BROKEN PROMISES TO TEXAS
Promise: Trump promised to “build the next generation of roads, bridges, railways, tunnels, sea ports and airports that our country deserves.” He even signed a contract with American voters to act on infrastructure within the first 100 days of a Trump administration.
Reality: Trump proposed an unworkable infrastructure plan that would have required the bulk of funding to come from states and cities.
Reality: Trump has failed to deliver on infrastructure at every turn. In 2019, a bipartisan deal on infrastructure fell apart after Trump stormed out of a meeting on the topic and declared that he couldn’t work with Democrats until they stopped investigating him.
Promise: When he launched his campaign in 2015, Donald Trump promised to be the “greatest jobs president God ever created.”
Reality: Trump’s disastrous pandemic response has failed working families across Texas. Since mid-March, nearly 2.8 million people in Texas have filed for unemployment relief, more than in all of 2019. In May, Texas recorded a 13% unemployment rate — the second-worst employment month on record, behind April.