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Trump Lies—Big League—About How Many Jobs His Administration's Created


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Trump Lies—Big League—About How Many Jobs His Administration's Created

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

President Donald Trump drastically overstated job creation figures in a meeting with executives on Tuesday, taking credit for the creation of more than 600,000 jobs since he took office.

That's hundreds of thousands—or at least tens of thousands—more than the true total, Politico reported.

"You see what's going on. You see the numbers," Trump said at the strategic and policy discussion at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building's State Department Library.


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What a moron. Even those 317,000 jobs would have been created anyway no matter who was in the White House. There have been no economic policies put in place since 1/20/17 that would have had any effect on jobs.


#3

Sure, it's a lie, kind of like many of the other lies, but....

Today Sean Spicer said that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons against his own people.

Spicer called concentration camps "Holocaust centers." (I'm not even kidding, though you may wish I was.)

This is from the same administration that left Jews out of the Holocaust remembrance statement.

The same administration that uses Sebastian Gorka, a worthless Nazi, as an expert.

So yeah, the jobs numbers are bad and Trump's lying about them, and that needs to be noted, but honestly, I'm more concerned about the Nazism in the White House. Because, y'know, we've got Nazis in the White House. (And you should all go read the Foreign Policy piece on Marine Le Pen, too.)


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Already, we've created more than almost 600,000 jobs

Did he really say this? Of course he did. He's a moron.


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Talking about concentration camps as Holocaust centers( as if they were vacation destinations is the sickest thing in the world, and on Passover yet! This guy needs to be fired.


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Companies budget for new hires months in advance. Trump has nothing to do with March figures let slone Jan or Feb. March numbers were rather anemic with the unemployment rate dropping because they stopped counting more unemployed in the numbers, not because more were employed


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Trump lies? Nah the man and his entourage don't know the meaning of fact and truth. They appeal to the alt reality crowd and Fox news fantasy world.


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Oh jeez, I get so weary hearing about number of jobs created, number of jobs lost. Whatever number being tossed around at any one time is meaningless. Without including the value of a job, all that is being reported is a number that has no product, and certainly no value in itself.

How much are these jobs paying per hour? 600,000 jobs paying minimum wage is not the same thing as 600,000 jobs paying a living wage; let's say between 20 to 40 dollars per hour. And 600,000 jobs paying a professional wage of a doctor or lawyer is going to result in another value. Without including the value of a job, the people reporting these numbers are only producing a huge, meaningless lie which is reported as useful information. It's pretty obvious they are good at being scam artists, producing information that is used by politicians to scam the people.