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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sorry for False Claim About Black Employment Under Trump

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered a rare apology Tuesday night for putting out false information about black employment numbers under President Trump. After claiming at a news conference earlier in the day that Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as former President Barack Obama—who she said “only created 195,000 jobs for African Americans” after eight years in office—Sanders was forced to walk back her statement. The White House Council of Economic Advisers took the blame for the mistake, acknowledging that black employment had actually climbed by nearly 3 million jobs under Obama. “Correction from today’s briefing: Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn’t,” Sanders tweeted. “I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump,” she wrote.