2018-06-05 15:58:22 UTC
The Penis Sucker in Chief repeatedly says that his job numbers are lies.
19 times Trump called jobs numbers fake before they made him look good
By Christopher Ingraham
It looks like President Trump has changed his opinion of the federal jobs
report. (Evan Vucci/AP)
We may assume President Trump is quite pleased with the strong jobs report
from his first full month in office: He retweeted the Drudge Report's
triumphant GREAT AGAIN framing of the numbers Friday morning, after
touting employment figures released by payroll firm ADP earlier in the
Not so long ago, however, Trump's view of the monthly jobs report, which
comes courtesy of the nonpartisan federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, was
markedly different. As recently as December, he described the report as
If there was any argument over whether Trump was flip-flopping on the jobs
report at the precise moment it reflected positively on him, White House
press secretary Sean Spicer laid it to rest Friday afternoon, telling
reporters: I talked to the president prior to this, and he said to quote
him very clearly: 'They may have been phony in the past, but its very
Let's take a walk down memory lane and remember a few times Trump trashed
the jobs numbers as fake, incomplete or something other than the right
way to determine whether America had been made great again.
Sep. 7, 2012
Unemployment rate only dropped because more people are out of labor force
& have stopped looking for work. Not a real recovery, phony numbers
Oct. 19, 2012
"7.8% unemployment number is a complete fraud as evidenced by the jobless
claims number released yesterday. Real unemployment is at least 15%
Aug. 11, 2013
We can rev up this economy like it should be, not with false numbers like
7.4 percent unemployment. But with real numbers.
May 31, 2014
Unemployment is a totally phony number.
June 16, 2015
Our real unemployment is anywhere from 18 to 20 percent. Don't believe
the 5.6. Don't believe it.
Aug. 11, 2015
Then you hear there's a 5.4 percent unemployment. It's really if you
add it up, it's probably 40 percent if you think about it.
Aug. 30, 2015
They show those phony statistics where we are 5.4 percent unemployment.
The real number, I saw a number that could be 42 percent, believe it or
Sept. 28, 2015
I hear 5.3 percent unemployment, that is the biggest joke there is in
this country. That number is so false.
Sept. 29, 2015
The number is not reflective. I have seen numbers of 24 percent. I saw a
number of 42 percent unemployment. That number is so false.
Oct. 9, 2015
They say 5.3 percent employment. The number is probably 32 percent.
Oct. 11, 2015
Nobody has jobs. It is not a real economy. It is a phony set of
numbers. They cooked the books.
Jan. 17, 2016
Look again, you hear these phony jobs numbers? People that gave up
looking for jobs? They are considered employed.
Feb. 9, 2016
Don't believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent
unemployment. As high as 35 as in fact, I heard recently, 42 percent.
March 12, 2016
The numbers are phony. These are all phony numbers. Numbers given to
politicians to look good. These are phony numbers.
May 24, 2016
You hear a 5 percent unemployment rate. It's such a phony number. That
number was put in for presidents and for politicians so that they look
good to the people.
July 7, 2016
The phony 5 percent numbers that we hear about with the unemployment.
Aug. 8, 2016
The 5 percent figure is one of the biggest hoaxes in modern politics.
Nov. 4, 2016
The terrible jobs report that just came out you can see phony numbers,
Dec. 8, 2016
The unemployment number, as you know, is totally fiction.
Given Trump's interest in the subject, it's highly likely that this list