Ahead of his 100 days in office mark, Trump initially claimed he was responsible for 600,000 new jobs since assuming the Presidency. That is, however, not the case.
Today, the White House revised that figure, now claiming they were responsible for “over 500,000” in Trump’s first 100 days.
However, per CNNMoney, that figure is also incorrect. According to the Labor Department, Trump took credit for all jobs created in the month of January; he was only President for 11.5 days that month. Furthermore, it is unlikely that Trump should take credit for any jobs created that month, in that he was not responsibly for any policy enacted that would have led to any job creation.
CNNMoney gives Trump credit for 317,000 jobs so far, the combined figures for February and March. This figure is 60% lower than the White House’s job tally.
Of course, this would not be the first time Trump has taken credit for something he was not responsible for. For example, he handily accepted praise for “saving” a Ford plant that was never planning to move.
President Obama was a strategic, tactical politician who deserves all of the credit for the unprecedented job creation that occurred during his Presidency. Trump may try and steal his spotlight, per usual, but he will be hard pressed if he thinks he is going to succeed.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.