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On Friday, many eagerly waited to see how Trump would characterize February’s stellar jobs report .
“Does the president believe that this jobs report was an accurate and a fair way to measure the economy?” Javers asked.
Whether the Trump administration will approach future jobs reports from the Department of Labor with dismissal or acceptance is unclear, but it’ll probably have a lot to do with what the numbers are.
They may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now.”Spicer quotes President Trump on jobs report: “They may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now” https://t.co/Fk4fANPazC — MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 10, 2017While it’s normal for presidents to occasionally tout a particularly good jobs report as personal victories, that doesn’t make this reversal any less alarming.
The rule is meant to uphold the neutrality of these releases, but Spicer tweeted just 22 minutes after the jobs data came out.
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235,000 new jobs and unemployment rate down to 4.7%.
Doing so would throw a wrench in Team Trump’s narrative, that under his predecessor, the country was a post-apocalyptic wasteland where the unemployment rate was 42 percent.
For one thing, Cohn said, the jobs that were promised by C.E.O.s who have met with Trump haven’t been created yet.
Great news for American workers!” What Team Trump didn’t mention, though, was that in February 2016, the U.S. added 237,000 jobs and in February 2015, it added 238,000, accomplishments for which Trump was loathe to give Barack Obama credit.
Earlier today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released payroll data that showed the U.S. added 235,000 jobs in February.
We’re doing our best.”Continue Reading BelowCohn said he’s confident that achieving tax reform this year could spark even more economic growth.
“When we get our tax plan done, we think that will be very accommodative to [the] U.S. economy, U.S. growth.
It is a stated objective of the President to get tax reform done this year,” he said.
“We will continue to work on tax reform until we get it done.
“We could absolutely get 3% growth in the third and fourth quarter of this year,” Cohn said, adding that his goal is to push growth even higher.
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