At a recent press briefing, Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest claimed that Obama “created 805,000 manufacturing jobs” since he became president.
A quick fact check quickly determines that to be a lie. Earnest and Obama were trying to boast about their “success” while putting down the fact that Trump worked out deals with Ford and Carrier before he even took office.
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“There were 805, 000 manufacturing jobs, that weren’t just protected, or saved, but actually created while President Obama was in office,” Earnest said.
Politifact looked into a previous Obama claim that he’d create “one million manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016.”
The fact checker noted that “statistics fall short on both manufacturing jobs, exports.”
Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that between the time Obama made that promise, amid the 2012 campaign, and October 2016, the number of manufacturing jobs rose by 297,000. That’s well below 1 million.
And you can’t get to 1 million even if you use time frames that are generous to Obama.
If you start from the beginning of Obama’s term — which started in a severe economic downturn — the number of manufacturing jobs is dramatically down by about 303,000.
Obama has not and will never create as many jobs as President Trump will.
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