President Donald Trump returned to his Manhattan roots on Tuesday afternoon, giving a rambling speech to the Economic Club of New York.
As is typical for the President, Trump touted the booming employment rate continuing from the long-established trend set by former President Barack Obama.
What was interesting is that he didn't take all the credit, but instead, claimed his eldest daughter-turned-advisor, Ivanka, was responsible. He credited Ivanka with creating 14 million new jobs.
The problem? Fewer than six million new jobs have been created since Trump took office.
Watch the outrageous claim below.
Here's Trump absurdly claiming his daughter Ivanka has "created 14 million jobs." "14 million and going up," he ad… https://t.co/sm1LxCNp1W— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1573583983.0
"[Ivanka] wants to make these people have great lives and, once she started this two and a half years ago, her goal was 500,000 jobs. She's now created 14 million jobs...14 million from 500,000. Fourteen million and going up."
It's unclear exactly what he thinks Ivanka did to create these jobs. She spearheaded the Pledge to America's Workers, which saw 300 companies sign a non-binding pledge to provide up to 12 million training opportunities for prospective employees in an effort to shrink the skills gap responsible for much of America's unemployment rate.
Ivanka previously claimed this effort created over six million jobs, but most of the companies that signed the pledge admitted they'd only reported actual job openings.
A falsehood from Trump is all in a day's work, but that didn't stop people from calling him out.
@atrupar BAHAHAHA...Walmart has 2.3 million employees globally, so Ivanka has created 6X Walmart?? Why are people… https://t.co/KUcUFdMOGB— patrick churchill (@patrick churchill)1573585433.0
@atrupar The lies flow so easily and they just get bigger. Astonishing! As John Stewart so sagely observed in the… https://t.co/nELQIPaenu— Russ Lindgren (@Russ Lindgren)1573589801.0
@atrupar In alternate reality, so much is possible. One weird American dream.— Complacent Pete (@Complacent Pete)1573584507.0
@atrupar "My daughter Ivanka has baked 14 million pies as well." Why not?— Seaη O (@Seaη O)1573584053.0
@atrupar #MyDaughterIvanka has gotten settlements for 14 million Americans suffering from Mesothelioma— Seaη O (@Seaη O)1573584537.0
@atrupar This is from the White House website. https://t.co/SrrMwZj0Vl— Joe Bob Loblaw (@Joe Bob Loblaw)1573584891.0
@atrupar Does the white house release paperwork showing the job growth Ivanka Trump has created? no? hmm.— Rebecca (@Rebecca)1573584097.0
Though hundreds in the crowd at the Economic Club of New York had to have known this was untrue, the audience applauded nevertheless.