Sarah Sanders Apologizes For Saying Trump Made More Jobs for Blacks Than Obama

Sarah Sanders Apologizes For Saying Trump Made More Jobs for Blacks Than Obama

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On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders stated that President Donald Trump “had created three times as many jobs for African-Americans as former President Barack Obama had during his entire eight years in the White House.”

“This President since he took office, in the year and a half that he’s been here, has created 700,000 new jobs for African-Americans,” Sanders said Tuesday during the briefing. “That’s 700,000 African-Americans that are working now that weren’t working when this President took place. When President Obama left, after eight years in office, he had only created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans.”

Sure enough, the receipts were pulled from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing that Obama actually “helped create about 3 million jobs for blacks, about 15 times what Sanders claimed.”

Sarah tweeted, “Correction from today’s briefing: Jobs numbers for President Trump and President Obama were correct, but the time frame for President Obama wasn’t. I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump.”

Written by Clarke Jones

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