Food Stamps — Trump slammed Obama as a ‘food stamps President’ and Promised to MAGA. Here are the results so far.
Let’s take a quick flashback to December 2016.
We would see reporting like this:
As President Obama prepares to leave office, his legacy will include an increase in the number of Americans using food stamps.
The number of food stamps recipients went up by 10.7 million people, a 32 percent jump, since President Obama took office in 2009, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
In 2009, 33,490,000 people received food stamp benefits. As of October 2016, the last month reported for FY 2016, 44,219,123 people received food stamp benefits, an increase of about 10,729,000.
Legacy — Food Stamps. Trump called him the Food Stamps President.
Even Politifact couldn’t polish that t–d for Obama. The best they could manage was ‘the numbers aren’t as high as they were a year or two ago.’
So, where are we now, less than a year into President Trump’s (first) term?
New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show nearly1.5 million Americans have gotten off the food stamp rolls since President Trump took office in January 2017. That’s a 3.5% drop in less than a year.
You can see the official government numbers here.