Trump Is Trying To Take Credit For Jobs Created While Obama Was In Office
The Trump White House is trying to take credit for the strong January jobs report by suggesting that companies ramped up their hiring amid optimism that a President Trump would be more friendly to businesses than President Obama.
Here’s the problem, the survey was done from January 9 -12 and of course Donald Trump became president on January 20.
There is also the obvious question – what if anything Trump has done to create jobs so far? His press secretary suggested that meeting with Harley Davidson and having his VP use Indiana taxpayer money to bribe Carrier to keep about 700 jobs in this country as the evidence Trump is responsible for the robust job creation.
The economy added 227,000 new jobs in January, far greater than the 175,000 jobs economists had expected. The January jobs report extends the record streak of consecutive months of positive job creation under President Obama to 76 months. The report also found the unemployment rate tick up to 4.8 percent because more Americans were looking for work.
The report also found the unemployment rate tick up to 4.8 percent because more Americans were looking for work.
It is also worth remembering that the jobs report that Trump is now trying to take credit for is the same report that Trump continually called a “hoax” during the campaign. But it looks like now that he is president, he doesn’t think they are a hoax anymore – at least while the numbers are positive.