That is no defense of the current catastrophe — only an observation that the catastrophe is not a once-in-a-century occurrence but one to which Americans have become quite accustomed.
In the 1990s, about 73% of them were working at any point in time.
Then it fell below 65% following the Great Recession and stayed there through the long, slow recovery.
This decline represents 4 million fewer men working than had 1990s economic conditions persisted.
President Trump has offered little in the way of a second-term agenda.