Author and inveterate gadfly of the left, Ann Coulter took to Twitter to comment on a video featuring several celebrity artists that was released by W magazine. It features, among others, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Matthew McConaughey and others singing or dramatically reciting the words of Gloria Gaynor's 1979 disco classic “I Will Survive.” W magazine called it "the antidote for a still-grieving Hollywood, many members of which were outspoken Hillary Clinton supporters over the past year — and a few of whom have found themselves on the unfriendly end of Donald Trump's Twitter account."
Coulter gave it right back to them in one tweet, writing: “Trump was elected by regular Americans trying to survive.” She added in another post that she will indeed survive if Hollywood celebrities should keep their promise to leave the country in light of Trump’s electoral victory.
With her characteristic and pithy irony, Coulter posted another tweet that read: “95 million Americans out of workforce relieve to know rich celebrities with housekeepers, nannies, and assistants will survive!”
In the week before the presidential election, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 94,609,000 Americans are not in the labor force, thus averring Coulter’s assertion. That figure was 425,000 higher than the figure for October, which peaked at 94,184,000. December marked the highest number of Americans out of the work force on record. The participation rate dropped a tenth of a point to 62.8 percent. The number of people employed dipped by 43,000, dropping from from 151,968,000 in September to 151,925,000 in October.
When George W. Bush took office in January 2000, 69,142,000 people were not in the labor force. When he left office, the number rose to 80,380,000.