He keeps increasing the number of jobs – it started at 40,000 and it’s now 1 million. This is all made up. The total amount of the deals is a lie too.
— Share the Facts (@sharethefact) October 22, 2018
In March, Trump said the Saudi military deals would produce 40,000 jobs.
A week ago, he made it 450,000 jobs. Wednesday, 500,000 jobs. Yesterday afternoon, 600,000 jobs.
Yesterday evening: "The million jobs." https://t.co/yLQBWeozim
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 20, 2018
Trump is upping his incredible (in the literal sense) claim that the arms deal he inked with Saudi Arabia last year will deliver 500,000 new jobs. Now he's saying 600,000.
Also, only $14.5 billion of the $110 billion deal has actually begun to take effect.
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) October 19, 2018
The bottom line: From which source did Trump get these rapidly inflating statistics? I asked the White House press office. No response by deadline. https://t.co/NsBbGS7Vgt
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) October 22, 2018
Trump's response to the Saudi crisis has been riddled with B.S. For example: What he keeps saying about the Saudis spending "$110 billion dollars" in arms deals with the US. I talked about it with @pbump on today's @ReliableSources. pic.twitter.com/WO8YopTqBB
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 21, 2018
There are only 355,000 total jobs in the US defense industry!
A journalist colleague asked for the source on this: It's 355,000 jobs-sorry for typo!-on p2 of 2017 annual report of US aerospace & defense association: "defense and national security sector generated $146.7 billion in sales and supported 355,500 jobs" https://t.co/8UYAXAYJtR …
— Indira Lakshmanan (@Indira_L) October 21, 2018
Trump initially claimed that Saudi-related deals would create 500k US jobs. I asked the WH this week to explain where he got that number. No answer.
Now tonight Trump is claiming those deals will create 1M jobs. I have not seen any evidence anywhere to back I’ll that claim.
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) October 20, 2018
US annual exports to China, which are endangered by Trump's trade war, are more than 10X the sums involved in the imaginary Saudi arms deal 4/ pic.twitter.com/nOFm27MCZS
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) October 20, 2018
Reuters does a good job asking defense firms exactly how many new jobs would come from Saudi arms deal and that's only if they actually go through w whole deal which is unlikely. You'll be surprised to know it's not as much as Trump keeps saying https://t.co/Plzk9Rsvu8
— Drogon (@drogon_dracarys) October 31, 2018