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Sarah Sanders Gets Demolished Online For Calling Latest Jobs Report a ‘Trump Miracle’

President Trump has repeatedly taken credit for the strong economy he inherited from former President Barack Obama. On Friday, he touted the latest jobs number and used it as a justification for his endorsement of accused child molester Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.

“Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda,” Trump tweeted on Monday. He added: “Look at your 401-k’s since Election. Highest Stock Market EVER! Jobs are roaring back!”

But the reality is much different from the picture the President paints. In fact, it turns out he is a much better salesman than statistician.

The US economy has created 1.9 million jobs so far this year, according to Trump’s own Labor Department. That’s not bad, but during the same period, from January through November of last year, the economy created nearly 2.1 million jobs. Trump took office on January 20, 2017, but even if you remove January from the equation, the numbers still favor Obama. From February to November last year, the economy created 1.96 million jobs. During the same period this year, it created 1.7 million jobs.

Jobs are not “roaring back,” as Trump claims. The job market is actually underperforming compared to last year. Average monthly job growth was 190,000 in the first 11 months of 2016, according to BLS. This year BLS figures show it has fallen to 174,000 per month.

Despite Trump’s claim in February that he inherited a “mess” from Obama, he actually inherited a stable economy in the midst of the longest streak in history of consecutive monthly job growth, according to MarketWatch. Obama, on the other hand, inherited a failing economy that was losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month after the nearly fatal financial collapse and Bush recession, according to the Labor Department.

For a president who has passed no major economic legislation to impact the economy, it’s the height of hubris for Trump to take credit for presiding over the continuation of the Obama recovery.

Yes, the economy is doing relatively well right now, but based on the numbers, that’s nothing for Trump to brag about.

Early Saturday morning, however, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined her boss’s delusional assertion that he deserves all the credit for the economy, calling it the “Trump miracle.” It didn’t go well:

Twitter was quick to set her straight:

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