The complicated truth behind Trump’s ‘American comeback’

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CORIN Kealoha and Shaun Karagory both work full time – but cannot afford food without the help of a food bank.

“We can’t even live off our wages,” says Corin, 46, who works as a hotel receptionist. “That’s why we come here.”

The couple is at St Vincent’s Food Pantry, in Reno, Nevada, where they have picked up cardboard boxes containing cereals, bread, milk, peanut butter, and some meat.

And their story offers a glimpse into the complicated reality behind the economic recovery lauded by President Donald Trump.

In his January State of the Union, President Trump hailed the “great American comeback”, stating: “Jobs are booming. Incomes are soaring. Poverty is plummeting… the years of economic decay are over.”

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51578045
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