This morning on Fox News, host Chris Wallace got Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg to admit that he misled people on the number of jobs created by President Biden’s “infrastructure” bill.
Buttigieg — and other Bide administration sources — have been saying 19 million will be created by the bill but the actual number is 2.7 million:
On Fox, Wallace chides Buttigieg for saying Biden's infrastructure plan would "create 19 million jobs." He notes the study said we'd gain 16.3 million anyway.
Buttigieg: "You're right, I should have been more precise… It'll create 2.7 million more jobs than if we don't do it."
— Will Saletan (@saletan) April 11, 2021
“You’re right, I should have been more precise,” he said to Wallace. WATCH:
WATCH: Transportation Sec. Buttigieg called out for "misleading folks," forced to walk back claims
Buttigieg said that Biden's infrastructure bill would create 19 million jobs…the actual number is 2.7 million pic.twitter.com/mht4xqg20b
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 11, 2021
Buttigieg later tweeted that the bill will “create millions of good-paying union jobs.” So, it’s really a union bailout instead of an infrastructure bill?
— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) April 11, 2021
Anyway, libs aren’t likely to correct themselves at this point:
19 million new jobs. The time to go big is NOW. pic.twitter.com/zmMNYstrkD
— CAP Action (@CAPAction) April 5, 2021
Joe Biden absurdly claimed his infrastructure plan would create 19 million jobs.
It's just another one of his big lies. https://t.co/sxmy6xQqoY
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) April 8, 2021