Checking Klain's claim about the economy
On the Nov. 7 "Meet the Press" show, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain favorably compared the Biden administration’s stewardship of the economy and the coronavirus pandemic with that of his predecessor, Donald Trump. PolitiFact checks Klain's numbers.
LORA LAVIGNE HAS >>> IN DECEMBER THE U.S. ADDED MORE THAN 200,000 JOBS, THE LAST RED BAR. IN THE LAST FIVE MONTHS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY, HE AVERAGED MORE THAN 300,000 NEW JOBS A MONTH. THERE'S A SIMILAR ISSUE WITH THE COVID DEATH CLAIM, SAYING THERE WERE AT LEAST 4,000 DEATHS A DAY. ON INAUGURATION DAY THERE WERE. BUT WITH THE SEVEN-DAY ROLLING DEATH, THE AVERAGE ON JANUARY 20th WAS ABOUT 3,000 PER DAY. HE'S GOT A POINT ABOUT THINGS IMPROVING BUT THE NUMBERS ARE OFF, SO THIS IS RATED HALF TRUE. WE FACT-CHECKED BIDEN EARLIER