Donald Trump boasted on Monday, without offering any evidence, that his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump had created “millions of jobs.”
“My daughter has created millions of jobs. I don’t know if anyone knows that, but she’s created millions of jobs,” the president said in a speech to the National Governor’s Association at the White House.
Glenn Kessler, who runs The Washington Post’s Fact Checker column, explained, however, how Trump was referring to the White House’s Pledge to America’s Workers initiative, which provides training opportunities but “NOT new jobs.”
And, just to be clear, a lot of companies appear to have simply pledged to do what they were already planning to do. But it does get their name on a WH list.
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) February 25, 2019
CNN’s Holmes Lybrand noted of Trump’s claim that “no matter how you spin it, that’s not true.” Twitter users also chimed in on the president’s latest falsehood:
That’s what he said yes… but that’s not what he meant.
Stop translating him so literally.
He said Ivanka “has created millions of jobs” but what he really meant was… https://t.co/kzfypBSNgP
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) February 26, 2019
If you’re one of those people who says “oh but all politicians lie”, you can take a long walk of a short pier.
Never in history, not like this, not so thoroughly and blatantly and without any shame whatsoever.
He’s a virus. https://t.co/DyoYhU3sMs
— Leigh Drogen (@LDrogen) February 25, 2019
When are we going to hold our president accountable for the words that come out of his LYING PIE HOLE?!
TRUMP: “My daughter Ivanka has created millions of jobs.”
WTF??? THAT IS A BIG FAT LIE!!!!! #WakeUpBase
— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) February 26, 2019