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Clinton Wrong on Debate Claim

Hillary Clinton, who declared that she is "now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance," falsely claimed that no debate moderator ever asked Donald Trump, "how are you going to create more jobs"? It was asked in two of the three debates. The post Clinton Wrong on Debate Claim appeared first on FactCheck.org.

Hillary Clinton, who declared that she is “now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” falsely claimed that no debate moderator ever asked Donald Trump, “so exactly how are you going to create more jobs”? It was asked in two of the three presidential debates.

In the first debate at Hofstra University, NBC News’ Lester Holt devoted a segment to what he called “Achieving prosperity.” Holt opened by generally asking both candidates how they would create jobs, and then he followed up twice by pressing Trump to specifically explain how he planned to bring back manufacturing jobs.

Fox News’ Chris Wallace also asked both candidates about their jobs plans in the final debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He asked Trump “why will your plan create more jobs and growth than Secretary Clinton’s?” Wallace also pressed Trump to defend his promise that he would create 25 million jobs and grow the energy industry at a time of low oil prices.

Clinton made her remarks at the 2017 Women for Women International annual luncheon on May 2 during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. The former Democratic presidential nominee talked about the 2016 campaign. She boasted about winning the popular vote, although she exaggerated a bit when she said: “And remember, I did win more than three million [more] votes than my opponent.”  In fact, she received nearly 2.9 million more votes than Trump. She also discussed the reasons for her Electoral College defeat and, at one point, criticized the debate moderators for letting Trump off easy.

Clinton, May 2: So I was very proud of the policies we put forth. You know, I kept waiting for the moment — I, you know, I’ve watched a million presidential debates in my life and I was waiting for the moment when one of the people asking the questions would have said, well, so exactly how are you going to create more jobs, right? … I thought at some moment that would happen.

But it did happen. Twice. Both Holt and Wallace devoted an extensive part of their debates to job creation and the economy. Trump told both moderators that he would create jobs by renegotiating trade deals, cutting regulations, reducing business taxes, and repatriating corporate cash held overseas.

Clinton may not have liked Trump’s answers, but the debate moderators asked the questions and Trump responded.

First Debate: ‘Achieving Prosperity’

In the first of three debates between Clinton and Trump, the moderator divided the 90-minute event into six segments that covered three topics: Achieving prosperity, America’s direction and securing America.

Holt started with achieving prosperity and the first question was about jobs, asking both candidates, “Why are you a better choice than your opponent

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