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Final Note

The jobs numbers were never phony

Kai Ryssdal Mar 10, 2017
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer takes questions from reporters during his daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House March 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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One last thing about this morning’s better-than-expected jobs report.

Trump cast doubt on government data repeatedly and without evidence during the campaign. During this morning’s White House press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said with a laugh that Trump no longer thinks Bureau of Labor Statistics reports are “phony.” 

But it’s really not funny at all.

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