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Reporters Call BS on Trump’s Claim ‘Everyone Wants to Work’ in His Administration: ‘Quite a Lie’

Reporters were quick to live fact check President Donald Trump’s claim that “everybody wants to work in the White House,” as many pointed out the current administration has many unfilled positions and an unordinarily high turnover rate.

“The White House has tremendous energy. Tremendous spirit. It is a great place to be working,” said Trump during a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. “Believe me. Everybody wants to work in the White House. They all want a piece of that Oval Office.”

However, according to a PBS NewsHour report, this is not exactly the case. “Of more than 600 key jobs filled by presidential nomination, more than half of them are currently vacant awaiting confirmation or have no nominee,” states the public news outlet.

The claim was met with immediate criticism from reporters covering the Trump administration — with many calling it a flat-out lie:

Watch above, via ABC News.

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