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White House apologizes over wrong African-American jobs claim

White House apologizes over wrong African-American jobs claim

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter late Tuesday that she had been wrong earlier that day when she told reporters that Obama created only 195,000 jobs for African-Americans during his tenure compared to Trump's 700,000 new jobs in just two years.

During the briefing, as she sought to defend the President's record on race, Sanders said Trump has already tripled Obama's record over eight years for creating jobs for black workers. After eight years of president Obama in office, he only created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans.

Sanders statement was false.

The White House Council of Economic Advisers posted an apology on Twitter, saying there was a miscommunication to Sanders.

While it's true that the U.S. economy has added about 700,000 jobs held by African American workers since Trump took office, it added about 3 million black jobs while Obama was in office, according federal labor statistics. Bloomberg.com reported while Trump has added 700,000 more jobs in the Black community, "Trump inherited an economy on the upswing, and the rate of job growth has not changed significantly during his administration".

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Sanders later followed with a statement of her own.

The lack of diversity in President Donald Trump's administration has come under fresh scrutiny in the wake of a new tell-all book from former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who was the highest ranking African-American official on Trump's staff.

New data produced by CEA compared black employment losses and gains in the 20 months following Obama's election (-636,000 jobs) and the 20 months following his reelection (831,000 jobs) to the 20 months following Trump's election (848,000). This shouldn't be shocking considering Donald Trump has reportedly lied over 3,000 times since he took office. "If you start the clock on Inauguration Day, Obama was slightly ahead".

CEA did not immediately respond to a request to explain why it chose these dates, which elide that Obama was elected amid the Great Recession and one of the worst periods for jobs loss in recent USA history.

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