Trump Mocked for Claiming Ivanka Created 14 Million Jobs

Trump Mocked for Claiming Ivanka Created 14 Million Jobs

As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump enters its’ public stage, the President is focusing on the important things: like the idea that his daughter Ivanka has created 14 million jobs. Trump made the claim on Tuesday and the reaction was immediate.

Obviously Trump’s claim is without foundation. The U.S. economy has added around 6 million jobs since Trump took office and as social media users and journalists were quick to point out, it’s bizarre to suggest that Ivanka Trump had anything to do with it.

Trump appears to be referring to the Pledge to America’s Worker. This has not created 14 million jobs and is unlikely to do so.

His remarks came during a key economic speech at the Economic Club of New York. The U.S. president’s comments at this event can move markets.

This is not the first time the President has made outlandish comments about the economy. He has frequently claimed that the U.S. economy is the best in history despite evidence and has touted jobs growth, which is behind that of Barack Obama.

You can watch Trump’s comments above, via Twitter.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.