Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia touted the June jobs report numbers as “good news all around” on “Your World” Thursday earlier than vowing, “we’re not done.”
“The job growth that we saw for June was just so strong, Neil, and so much better than was being predicted,” Scalia advised host Neil Cavuto. “You know, I think the projection was gonna be three million jobs added. We added nearly five … it was a terrific number, one we should be very happy about.”
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Earlier Thursday, Trump lauded the “historic numbers” within the report, which noticed the nation’s unemployment stage drop to 11.1 p.c as employers added 4.eight million jobs in June. Practically eight million jobs have been restored to the economic system because the starting of Might, in accordance to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Biden responded Thursday, by saying that one million extra People “would nonetheless have their job if Donald Trump had accomplished his job. Most of the jobs that have now come again ought to have by no means been misplaced within the first place.”
Scalia answered that criticism by defending Trump’s coronavirus response.
“The president’s response was quick,” he stated. “You keep in mind, when he moved to cease individuals coming in from China, he was criticized for having moved so swiftly and strongly to handle that. After which we had this extraordinary collection of payments handed in March, together with the CARES Act, which created the Paycheck Safety Program to assist small companies hold employees on payroll.
“I think that the president’s swift response and the bipartisan way in which he got things done are in fact, part of the reason that we’re coming back quickly.”
Scalia additionally responded to a name by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., to disband the White Home coronavirus task force on th grounds that Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx are undermining the president’s financial restoration.
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“Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx continue to contradict many of President Trump’s stated goals and actions for returning to normalcy as we know more about the COVID-19 outbreak,” Biggs stated in a statement Thursday. “That is inflicting panic that compromises our financial restoration. We will defend our most weak from the COVID-19 outbreak whereas nonetheless defending lives and livelihoods of the remainder of the inhabitants. It’s time for the COVID-19 task force to be disbanded in order that President Trump’s message will not be mitigated or distorted.”
“I think that there are valuable discussions in the task force,” Scalia stated in response to Biggs’ assertion. “You know, I joined the task force a few weeks ago as we began to focus more on the reopening, but we do see hot spots that the vice president has been visiting the last couple of days that the task force is focused on. And there is an ongoing role for the expertise the task force is bringing to bear.”
Fox Information’ Paul Steinhause and Allie Raffa contributed to this report.