Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday posted a lie-filled tweet about job numbers under Barack Obama and Donald Trump—and was immediately schooled.
“If @BarackObama's jobs numbers were anywhere close to what we’re talking about with President @realDonaldTrump......the media would stop the Earth from rotating to make sure everybody heard about it!” Graham, a former Trump opponent who now appears in lock step with the president.
If @BarackObama's jobs numbers were anywhere close to what we’re talking about with President @realDonaldTrump.....… https://t.co/yAOGn3k0IO— Lindsey Graham (@Lindsey Graham)1541431800.0
During the last 21 months of Obama’s presidency, the U.S. economy created 4,477,000 new jobs; in his first 20 months as president, Trump has presided over an economy that grew by 4,054,000.
As the New York Times’ Peter Baker writes, “job creation is no better now than it was under Obama. What is striking is that the recovery continues so long after it started.”
Read some more responses below:
Always thought of Lindsey Graham as a straight-shooter in the 2 decades I covered him, but his sycophancy for Trump… https://t.co/wNklhUK1kf— Jackie Calmes (@Jackie Calmes)1541432420.0
@LindseyGrahamSC @BarackObama @realDonaldTrump Not true. You gotta keep up Blanche. Obama's job numbers were better… https://t.co/2dIfF7r7Pp— Peter Ames Carlin (@Peter Ames Carlin)1541436084.0
Lindsey Graham has become a riddle wrapped in mystery inside an enigma https://t.co/EWbo0j8eCa— Noga Tarnopolsky (@Noga Tarnopolsky)1541435573.0
Under Obama, Republicans tried to unskew the BLS reports. Now they're just making up unstated numbers? Anyhow, job… https://t.co/YGESYkH5Yd— Brian Beutler (@Brian Beutler)1541435073.0
@LindseyGrahamSC @BarackObama @realDonaldTrump I'm starting to believe you failed 1st grade math. The 10 months le… https://t.co/hrGqDa6eUq— Mike Flacy (@Mike Flacy)1541433923.0
@LindseyGrahamSC @BarackObama @realDonaldTrump They were, in fact, higher. But facts don’t matter anymore, do they?… https://t.co/V2m9aDPvoI— grogu fan page (@grogu fan page)1541433033.0