Chris Wallace grills Buttigieg on false jobs claim: 'Why mislead people?'

Wallace noted that Buttigieg and other Biden administration officials overstated the number of jobs that would be created by Biden’sAmerican Jobs Planlast Sunday and then asked, “Why mislead people?”

You’re right. I should have been more precise,” Buttigieg said.

Buttigieg then attempted to spin the projected number of jobs created by saying that there would be over 2 million more jobs created with the “infrastruktuur” plan than if there wasn’t a plan.

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Wallace said there was a huge different between 2 million jobs created and 19 miljoen werkgeleenthede, prompting Buttigieg to say it’s “baie belangrik” for Americans to know 2.7 million jobs will be created. He then asked Buttigieg whether he agrees that he and other Biden admistration officials exaggerated thejobs impact.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg takes a question from a reporter at a press briefing at the White House, Vrydag, April 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg takes a question from a reporter at a press briefing at the White House, Vrydag, April 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik) ((AP Photo / Andrew Harnik))

During an appearance on NBC’sMeet The Presslast Sunday, Buttigieg claimed that Moody’s estimated the Biden plan would create 19 miljoen werkgeleenthede. National Economic Council Director Brian Deese also pushed the talking point last week on “Fox News Sondag.”

Op Sondag, Buttigieg claimed there were several analyses on the spending plan estimating millions of jobs created, but Wallace pointed out that he was the one who cited an analysis from Moody’s.

“sekretaris, you’re the one who cited Moody’s Analytics as 19 miljoen, and it’s actually 2.7 miljoen, which is a bunch, but it’s not what you said,” Wallace said.

It’s part of a scenario that Moody says will create 19 miljoen werkgeleenthede, but the bottom line is it’s going to add jobs and this is a direct refutation of people who are saying otherwise,” Buttigieg said. “So ja, jy's reg, I should be very precise. The difference in jobs that that particular analysis suggests is 2.7 million more. That is a great place to be.

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