Donald Trump: Great Job Numbers ‘Wasn’t a Shocker to Me’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally in the Robarts Arena of the Sarasota Fairgrounds on November 7, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump launched into the frenzied final day of their historic fight for the White House Monday, with blow-out rallies in the handful …
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CHARLIE SPIERING

President Donald Trump boasted Friday about the great job numbers for January.

“We added 304,000 jobs, which was a shocker to a lot of people,” Trump, referring to economist estimates of about 150,000 jobs, said during a White House event about border security. “It wasn’t a shocker to me.”

He singled out other good news in the economic report, including a rise in labor force participation and hourly earnings.

“I think we are headed in a very, very powerful direction,” Trump said.

The president noted that China and the European Union were having a tough time economically.

“I guess it makes our numbers look even more important; it makes them look even better,” Trump said.

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