‘That Isn’t True!’: Fox Analyst Tears Into Ex-Biden Surrogate After He Claims Black Unemployment At Historic Lows

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Fox News’ political analyst Gianno Caldwell tore into ex-Biden 2020 surrogate Kevin Walling on Wednesday after Walling claimed black unemployment is at a historic low under the Biden administration.

Caldwell and Walling joined “The Faulkner Focus” to discuss the Biden administration, including Vice President Kamala Harris and her low approval ratings.

Caldwell said Harris has “lost support among the black community which was one of her strongest gets.”

“Joe Biden has absolutely failed the black community and those black voters who supported them know it and now they’re thinking about this election very differently,” he continued.

“When you look at that most recent polling, and it has been about 3 or 4 weeks now, the president in that category, that compartmentalized voting block, African-Americans in this country fell from 90% to 58% so there’s a lot of work to do there,” Harris said.

“I’m not worried about that,” Walling said.

“How are you going to fix it?”

“We’re going to campaign directly to those people. Talking about the accomplishments of this administration, that we had the lowest black unemployment rate in the history of this country.”

“You’re not counting black men, that’s the reason why!”

“We’re counting all black Americans in that number,” Walling said.

“No, that actually isn’t true,” Caldwell said.

“100%, absolutely. We got to take that message to all different communities that make up the Democratic block.”

“Last time I looked, if you are having a problem paying for the food on your table, the messaging probably is too late. You got to start to stick and move. You got to have action,” Harris said. “That’s on either side of the aisle. Your side is in power now.”

As of April 2023, the black unemployment rate fell to 4.7%, the lowest since it’s been recorded. (RELATED: Biden Blames ‘Extreme MAGA Republicans’ After Cooldown Of March Jobs Numbers)

While it is unclear what Caldwell is referring to specifically, the unemployment rate for black men did come down though some say it’s because more workers are leaving the labor force, according to CNBC.

In October of 2022, the unemployment rate for black men fell from 5.8% to 5.3%, according to the report, but it wasn’t a cause for celebration.

“It went in the right direction for the wrong reasons,” Howard University economics professor Bill Spriggs told CNBC. The report argued that the downward trend in black male unemployment is “likely due to the labor force participation rate” declining.