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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday posted a lie-filled tweet about job numbers under Barack Obama and Donald Trump—and was immediately schooled.

“If @BarackObama’s jobs numbers were anywhere close to what we’re talking about with President @realDonaldTrump……the media would stop the Earth from rotating to make sure everybody heard about it!” Graham, a former Trump opponent who now appears in lock step with the president.


During the last 21 months of Obama’s presidency, the U.S. economy created  4,477,000 new jobs; in his first 20 months as president, Trump has presided over an economy that grew by 4,054,000.

As the New York Times’ Peter Baker writes, “job creation is no better now than it was under Obama. What is striking is that the recovery continues so long after it started.”

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Elizabeth Preza is the Managing Editor of AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @lizacisms.

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On June 22, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a Republican-sponsored bill that calls for standards of "intellectual diversity" to be enforced on college campuses in the Sunshine State. But the Miami Herald''s editorial board, in a scathing editorial published on June 24, emphasizes that the law isn't about promoting free thought at colleges and universities but rather, is an effort to bully and intimidate political viewpoints that DeSantis and his Republican allies in the Florida Legislature disagree with.

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