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.
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.