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.
Trump claims his daughter created 14 million new jobs. That’s 200% of the new jobs created since he took office. https://t.co/NDMSYiNTKt
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) November 12, 2019
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.
By what weird calculus would that even be possible? Ivanka doesn’t do anything. https://t.co/M8xuQqXXnN
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) November 13, 2019
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.
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) November 12, 2019
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.
You guys, Trump just said that Ivanka has "created 14 million jobs."
Fact check: this is bullshit.
She's created precisely zero jobs.
He's talking about pledges.
Considering he's never worked a day in his life, he doesn't really know the difference.pic.twitter.com/bpXkWGIhA2
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 12, 2019
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.