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- Trump's head of household Russell Vought refused to say in a Congressional poll whether President Barack Obama created jobs in the United States.
- A New Jersey Democratic congressman fought under Obama for job growth.
- "I can't tell you where it started and where it ended, but we lost manufacturing jobs," Vought replied before the legislature shut him down and mocked his "selective memory".
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President Trump's head of household refused to question Congress in Wednesday whether Barack Obama's eight-year presidency has created jobs in the United States.
Russell Vought, Acting Head of the Office Management and Budget Department, clashed with New Jersey Democrat Albio Sires during a hearing on the $ 4.8 trillion White House budget proposal.
"Has the Obama administration created jobs in eight years?" Asked the fathers.
After a brief stumble, Vought replied, "I remember that we lost 200,000 manufacturing jobs under the Obama administration."
Sires replied that he hadn't asked about the manufacturing industry and urged Vought for a clearer answer.
"I can't tell you where it started and where it ended, but we lost manufacturing jobs," Vought replied before Sires shut him down and mocked the "selective memory" of the White House chief.
"Jobs were created, growth was there until the end of the Obama administration, and I had to put up with the nonsense that somehow we didn't do anything to save this country," said the longtime New Jersey congressman.
Under Obama, the economy has created a net 11.6 million jobs the Annenberg Public Policy Center, when the nation experienced a recovery for a decade after the great recession.
Trump repeatedly boasted of his dealings with the economy, saying that it was in the best shape ever and that he had turned it over after being in a "bleak state" under his predecessor.
But that's a distortion of Trump's record when he took office in a period of steady growth. Ministry of Labor data This shows that 1.5 million fewer jobs were created in the President's first three years in office than in the past three years by Obama.
In the second half of the 1990s, economic growth increased in successive years averaged about 4 percent. The economy grew by 2.3% in 2019 and by 2.9% in the previous year. according to the trade department.
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