Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Trump Touts Easily Disproved Lie About Creating 600,000 New Jobs

Once again Donald Trump is lying about his job creation skills.

At the White House, while flanked by his top advisers and the CEOs who are members of his Business Advisory Council, trump crowed that...

"We've created over 600,000 jobs already over a very short period of time and it's going to really start catching on now,"

In case anyone hadn't caught the boast he repeated the statement later at a press conference...

"Already we've created more than almost [sic] 600,000 jobs."

The claim is of course an outright lie.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the US economy created 219,000 in February and 98,000 in March.

That adds up to 317,000 jobs.

So how does that equal Trump's 600,000 jobs?

Here's how.

A White House spokesman said Trump is also including the 216,000 jobs added in January as well even though Donny had only been in office for 11.5 days that month.

But even with the added January jobs that still only adds up to 533,000 jobs.

So even when he's lying about lying... He's still lying.

The fact of the matter is Trump shouldn't be taking credit for any of those jobs at all since President Obama's economic policies are still in effect and most analysts don't believe the new resident in the Oval Office's policies start taking effect until about the fifth or sixth month if that.

This is not the first time Trump has lied about creating jobs. In his 82 days in office he has claimed that he has personally influenced companies like Ford, Charter Communications, General Motors and ExxonMobil to hire more workers, even though the businesses themselves deny that their hiring was due to any kind of Trump influence. The companies also state that the jobs Trump was taking credit for were part of projects that were in the works while President Obama was still in office.

No comments:

Post a Comment