Donald Trump made a rather stunning claim during a speech at the Economic Club of New York crediting his daughter Ivanka Trump for creating 14 million jobs.
Trump is known for his hyperbolic rhetorical flourish, but even then 14 million jobs is a REALLY HUGE number, and it is unclear what research he is sourcing here.
“And when she started this, two and half years ago, her goal was 500,000 Jobs,” Trump said — White House’s “Pledge to America’s Workers.”
He added, “She has now created 14 million Jobs and they are being trained by these great companies, the greatest companies in the world because the government cannot train them. It’s a great thing.”
Twitter had a predictable response to this seemingly remarkable claim, which is just shock that Trump would lie so brazenly.
Every now and then one of these lunatic claims jumps out:
-Trump just claimed that Ivanka T has “created 14 million jobs.”
-TOTAL US employment rise in past 3 years, including normal population growth, is around 6 million. Share of that via Ivanka????
If reality mattered.
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) November 12, 2019
THAT SKANK AIN'T CREATED SHIT BUT WEALTH FOR HER SELFISH SELF: Trump falsely claims Ivanka ‘created 14 million jobs’: ‘That’s all she wants to talk about’ https://t.co/4TeLYuYnJ2
— Mahogany, MBA (@Mahogany1992) November 12, 2019
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) 12. новембар 2019.
Well, it didn't take long.
He just said Ivanka created 14 mill jobs! In 2.5 years!! WTF!!! (I sincerely hope he is not that stupid & maybe meant something else)
Neither the household nor the establishment survey numbers come close to this!
— Puneet Sharma (@Mr_Puneet1987) 12. новембар 2019.
CNN has completely fact-checked Trump’s claims that Ivanka created millions of job and determined it was not true.
WATCH VIDEO BELOW:
Here's Trump absurdly claiming his daughter Ivanka has "created 14 million jobs."
"14 million and going up," he adds. pic.twitter.com/7E8uSEgjtL
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) 12. новембар 2019.