Trump dropped the groundbreaking claim earlier this week during a call with business leaders to discuss efforts to provide financial relief to small businesses.
The President's habit of making grandiose claims that are utterly false and his borderline creepy obsession with his eldest daughter Ivanka Trump aren't secrets really. I know it, you know it, the guy upstairs who wears a MAGA hat 24 hours a day knows it, heck even the Yeti on Mt. Everest probably knows about it. However, what we didn't know and totally didn't see coming was President Trump's recent revelation that the daughter extraordinaire has personally created over 15 million jobs. i.e. Ivanka—the jobs wizard—somehow created 10% of all jobs in the country.
After Trump claimed Ivanka created 15 million jobs, she added, "But I didn't do it alone. I had my smile, my feathery light voice, my disconnect from reality, my servants, the strongbox with my servants' passports, my eye makeup trolley and something I call spiritual emptiness" pic.twitter.com/RyyVi99PDb— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) April 8, 2020
Trump dropped the groundbreaking claim earlier this week during a call with business leaders to discuss efforts to provide financial relief to small businesses. Let's take a closer look at the latest accomplishment the President has added to Ivanka's resumé. According to Vox, before the pandemic kicked the global economy into a black hole, about 152 million people in the United States were employed. So essentially, according to the 73-year-old, his daughter created about 10 percent of all the jobs in the U.S. Breathe, folks. She's the messiah the post-pandemic economy has been waiting for.
Trump just told the completely egregious lie that Ivanka Trump "created over 15 million jobs." That would be more than twice the total number of jobs created in the country before coronavirus wrecked the economy. pic.twitter.com/zniSteAbv6— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 7, 2020
But we might have to give her a small break before she lifts the economy back onto its feet because going by the President's latest claim and one he made in November last year, the 38-year-old has been working around the clock and some more. Back in November—before the novel coronavirus set off on its rampage—Trump announced to the world that Ivanka has "gotten jobs for" over 14 million people. So unless my math is waaaay off, according to this proud father, his daughter created a million jobs in just the past six months.
Trump just claimed, absurdly, that Ivanka Trump has "gotten jobs for" 14 million (!) people. pic.twitter.com/fT4VHsti9N— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 12, 2019
The President's "All The Jobs My Daughter Created" story has been a work in progress for over a year. Back in February 2019, during an event at the White House, he said: "My daughter Ivanka, who is going to be speaking later, is — she has been so much involved. So incredibly involved. My daughter has created millions of jobs. I don’t know if anyone knows that, but she’s created millions of jobs." This, of course, came as quite a surprise to many, prompting a fact check by The Washington Post which helps make some sense of this epic tale.
I just asked my son to clean his room.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 8, 2020
I have now officially created more jobs than Ivanka Trump ever has.
As it turns out, Trump was referring to the White House’s Pledge to America's Workers. "Under the auspices of a workforce policy advisory board co-chaired by Ivanka Trump, about 200 companies have pledged to offer more than 6.5 million training opportunities to workers over the next five years," the publication reported. Although training opportunities are undeniably important, they're not the same as an actual job and it would seem as though neither the President nor his daughter are familiar with the difference between the two.
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Ivanka herself has swapped "training opportunity" for "job" during a White House event in October 2018, saying: "We’re up to 6.3 million new jobs. That represents 5 percent of the current workforce. So it’s really remarkable." The father-daughter duo's claims are particularly interesting given that in the three years Trump has been president, only 6.7 million jobs have been created in total. So unless the Trump administration has been asking the Bureau of Labor Statistics to keep the good news under wrap, something doesn't quite add up here. But hey, if the President says it's true, it must be, right? Right?