While speaking in New York, Trump made the absurd and untrue claim that his daughter Ivanka has created 14 million jobs in two and a half years.
Trump said, “When she started this two and half years ago, her goal was 500,000 jobs. She’s now created 14 million jobs, and they’re being trained by these great companies.”
You guys, Trump just said that Ivanka has "created 14 million jobs."
Fact check: this is bullshit.
She's created precisely zero jobs.
He's talking about pledges.
Considering he's never worked a day in his life, he doesn't really know the difference.pic.twitter.com/bpXkWGIhA2
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 12, 2019
CNN’s Daniel Dale pointed out:
Trump falsely/nonsensically claims Ivanka Trump has "created 14 million jobs" through the Pledge to America's Workers. These are education and training opportunities, many of them for existing employees and many planned before/entirely independent of the Pledge.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 12, 2019
Trump has created fewer jobs than Obama and hasn’t 14 million jobs in his own presidency.
The number is a fantasy. The 14 million is based on pledges that Ivanka gathered for companies to train already existing employees, not create new jobs.
In the fantasyland that is Donald Trump’s mind, there is no room for reality. The economy is not “the greatest in history,” nor is it booming. Trump is underperforming Obama. The economy is slowing, and no amount of jobs pledges can disguise the reality of the Trump economy.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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