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Trump Points to Drudge’s ‘Great Again’ Praise of New Jobs Report

  • Payrolls grow by 235,000 in first full month of his term
  • President had disparaged figures showing growth under Obama
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A Deep Dive Into the February U.S. Jobs Report

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President Donald Trump seized on the first federal jobs report of his presidency to promote a narrative of an invigorated economy that may strengthen his political position as he begins the drive to win passage of legislative priorities including an Obamacare replacement and a tax overhaul.

The president and his staff exalted in a 235,000 net increase in U.S. jobs during February, even making light of doubts Trump previously cast on government data showing employment improvements under President Barack Obama.