[See NewsBusters for more.] The July numbers report came out on Friday and was better than expected, but MSNBC Live wanted viewers to know that is not good news and they should not let President Trump claim them as a success. According to host Stephanie Ruhle, the unexpected numbers were expected, while White House correspondent Peter Alexander dubbed the numbers "not great."
Ruhle began by trying to make the good news appear less good, " Peter, any reaction from the White House on the new jobs report? And we should remind our audience, while 1.8 million jobs were created, the expectation was 1.4 million jobs. So it's not like we were going to get a job loss."