Maybe President Barack Obama is so excited about his bid for re-election that he inflates his administration’s prowess in creating jobs, saying during an online interview that his administration has toted up more than 22 million.
Uh, check that: He meant 3 million, he noted, quickly covering his gaffe.
“We’re starting to see some signs that the economy is picking up. We created 22 million jobs over the last . . . or . . . 3 million jobs over the last 22 months,” the president stammered during the interview on Monday.
As of January, the Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate has dropped to 8.5 percent in conjunction with the actual statistic — 3.2. million new private-sector jobs — created during the past 22 months.
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