President Donald Trump is praising his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump for having “created millions of jobs.”
Trump, 72, made the claim early Monday morning during a speech to the bipartisan National Governor’s Association at the White House.
“My daughter has created millions of jobs. I don’t know if anyone knows that, but she’s created millions of jobs,” Trump added without saying exactly how Ivanka is responsible for the significant increase in work.
The President then went on to explain that last year his administration created the National Council for the American Worker, which Ivanka co-chaired along with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
The council’s goal is to ask companies in the US to sign the Pledge to America’s Workers — a commitment “to expand programs that educate, train, and reskill American workers from high school age to near-retirement,” according to the White House.
“We’ve gained commitments from private sector leaders to hire and train more than 6.5 million Americans. Think of it: 6.5 million. And these are jobs that, for the most part, would not have happened,” Trump continued on Monday.
Following the meeting, Ivanka, 37, spoke on the spike in employment in the U.S. on social media.
“Historic low unemployment rates have created opportunity for millions of Americans. A record 73% of people who previously were out of work and not looking for a job, came OFF of the sidelines and into the workforce in Q4 2018,” Ivanka wrote.