On Thursday, Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, tweeted, “Dow 25k, New jobs 250k+, Trump policies working, Trump economy booming" and according to Eric Trump's wife, Lara, "The numbers for 2017 are in, and the results are nothing short of amazing for what was once an ailing U.S. economy before the historic election of 2016."
And that's not the first time she's made such claims. On December 10th, Huckabee Sanders sent this out to her Twitter followers:
(Note to Sarah: apparently you CAN make it up because you just DID.)
That all sounds great! Too bad none of it is actually true.
Think Progress reports that Trump’s much-hyped ‘job boom’ is fake news: 2017 was the worst year for job creation since 2011 and according to a new article on CNN Money, Trump's first-year jobs record was strong. Just not as strong as Obama's last year.
Mic quoted an economist on the Trump job market and economy as saying, "looks a lot like the continuation of the long labor market expansion that began under Obama.”
And even Fox News agrees that math is math and numbers are not subjective or open for interpretation. FOX!:
So, it looks like, once again, Trump is far inferior to President Obama. But let's all keep that quiet for the time being, lest he decides to use that YUUUUUGE button on his desk.