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After Only 20,000 Jobs Were Created In February, a Trump Tweet From 2016 Attacking Obama's Jobs Report Just Came Back to Haunt Him

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On Friday, the February job report was released, and while the unemployment rate ticked down slightly to 3.8%, the number that caught everyone's eye was the number of jobs created last month: a paltry 20,000 compared with an expected 180,000.


While Trump played down the number, predictably, in a press gaggle outside the White House Friday morning, preferring instead to focus on the dip in the unemployment rate, one can only imagine how Trump would have reacted if Obama had seen a similarly paltry jobs number.

Well, actually, we don't have to imagine, we can see exactly how Trump reacted in a tweet from June 2016:

Because there's always a tweet.

Trump is getting dragged.

And he was called out for his tweet at the time:

What's more, Obama's final two years compared to Trump's first two years in regards to unemployment indicates a fairly clear winner.

In his final two years, Obama added over 5 million jobs, while Trump only added over 4 million.

While the numbers are similar in range and other variables are at play, Trump frequently decries the "mess" he supposedly inherited from Obama's tenure.

However, Trump has only continued—at a slower rate—the trend Obama commenced, as many pointed out.

Hopefully Trump will manage to continue Obama's trend, but this latest report may see the tides turning.