Donald Trump Exaggerated the Amount of Job Losses During His First News Conference

Type: Misleading StatementsFeb 16 2017 Severity:

Trump made many false claims during his first news conference as president, as well as inaccurately painting a picture of staggering job losses. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics had reported an increase in growth for 76 straight months at the time of his statement.

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Quote | He claimed massive job losses while jobs were reported to have increased.

"To be honest, I inherited a mess. It's a mess, at home and abroad, a mess. Jobs are pouring out of the country," Trump said inaccurately characterizing that there were staggering job losses.