In an ironic twist of fate, Fox News shared average monthly job growth rates on Twitter, and people promptly noticed how President Donald Trump's camp stayed mum.
In 2017, Fox News reported, the average monthly job growth was just 171,000.
According to the information, December 2017 was one of the worst months, with only 148,000 jobs being added to the economy.
The real kicker, though, is that the monthly average of 2017 was actually lower than the average of most years under President Barack Obama.
Aside from 2010, when the average job growth was 88,000 per month, all years of Obama's presidency saw an average well above 2017’s paltry numbers. Despite this revelation, none of Trump’s supporters came to the rescue, choosing to, instead, remain silent about the report.
To those who are not particularly fond of the president, the realization that Fox News had to admit Trump did poorly in the job department really seemed like a treat.
I thought you guys were on Team Trump. Thank you for showcasing President Obama. It’s about time you give him credit. #FactsFirst— Elizabeth Prewitt (@ehprewitt) January 5, 2018
Lol— Patriotic Pooch (@BackupBookerT) January 5, 2018
Trump's numbers are so tiny compared to Obama's big numbers.
Tired of all this “winning?!” Once again, Obama wins!— A Suchadola (@metfan62) January 5, 2018
Some even mocked Fox for being "fake news."
. @jaketapper ....does this mean that FoxNews is now fake too??? My head hurts.— Jeff Pender (@Jeff_Pender70) January 5, 2018
Most of the time, Fox News misses the mark and paints Trump in the most flattering light possible, which is what makes their tweet rather surprising. But even a broken clock is right twice a day.