On Fox News Sunday, anchor Chris Wallace pressed Gary Cohn, who is the White House Chief Economic Advisor.
Reading off February’s statistics for jobs created and unemployment rates, and noting how good the numbers were, Wallace questioned if this information was actually true. According to these statistics, 235,000 jobs were created in February and the unemployment dropped another 0.1 percent, from 4.8 to 4.7 percent overall.
He then reminded the advisor of what President Donald Trump said during the campaign, as reason for the inquiry on the validity of the statistics. Trump refuted these same statistics when they indicated improvement under President Obama, simply calling them “phony.”
‘Don’t believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment. The number is probably 28, 29 as high as 35. In fact, I even heard recently 42 percent.’
Of Course, Sean Spicer had something to say about this, as he explained what Trump actually meant:
‘They have been phony in the past, but they are very real now.’
Now that Trump has inherited the great economy the Obama administration has created, the numbers are very much real now. Imagine that.
Check out the video below to see the exchange:
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