Gretchen Whitmer Continues To Brag About Creating 25,000 Auto Jobs – But That’s Not True | Eastern North Carolina Now | As Michigan enters a hotly contested election cycle, Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues to boast about her state welcoming 25,000 new auto jobs since she took office, but reality tells a different story about auto jobs under Whitmer’s watch.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Zach Jewell.

    As Michigan enters a hotly contested election cycle, Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues to boast about her state welcoming 25,000 new auto jobs since she took office, but reality tells a different story about auto jobs under Whitmer's watch.

    In a statement released by the governor's office last week, Whitmer commented on her state's monthly jobs report and claimed that since she took office in January 2019, "Michigan has announced 25,000 good-paying auto jobs, including 10,000 in 2022 alone."

    It's not the first time the governor has touted 25,000 auto jobs flooding the state's economy. In early June, she tweeted, "I'm thrilled about @Ford's $2 billion investment to create 3,200 good-paying auto jobs - add this to the nearly 25,000 auto jobs we've created! I will keep working with anyone to lead Michigan into a future of mobility and electrification."

    Less than a week later, Whitmer again touted massive auto job growth. "Since I took office, Michigan has added more than 25,000 auto jobs. Thanks to @Ford's recent investment, we're adding another 3,000," she said.

    But there's one problem: those 25,000 new jobs Whitmer repeatedly highlights don't seem to exist.

    Whitmer's "25,000 new auto jobs" claims led to a fact check from Detroit Free Press reporter Clara Hendrickson, who rated Whitmer's tweets as "mostly false." Hendrickson pointed out that employment data does not back up Whitmer's claims, and that thousands of the 25,000 auto jobs Whitmer is said to have created "do not currently exist."

    What's more, Michigan is actually down a net total of 1,700 auto jobs since Whitmer took office in 2019, according to figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Numbers from BLS also show that the state lost 5,000 auto jobs in July, dropping 3,700 in vehicle manufacturing and 1,300 in motor vehicle parts manufacturing.

    As Whitmer faces a re-election test coming up in November, her campaign website echoes the same false statement as one of her greatest accomplishments. The website states that Whitmer has "Created nearly 25,000 auto jobs as part of the biggest manufacturing boom in years, ensuring the future of auto manufacturing will be made in Michigan, by Michigan workers."

    The Whitmer campaign and governor's office have not responded to requests from The Daily Wire to answer why they continue to trumpet a figure that's been proven to be false.

    The governor's Republican opponent Tudor Dixon harshly criticized Whitmer's leadership on auto manufacturing. "We've lost over 120,000 jobs under Gretchen Whitmer's watch, including a net loss of 6,000 auto jobs," Dixon said in a statement to The Daily Wire. "Michigan put the world on wheels and now Whitmer's disastrous leadership is driving the auto companies to roll right out of Michigan."

    Auto manufacturing news hasn't gotten better for Whitmer, who is clearly seeking to boost her economic reputation before she faces Michigan voters in November. After she celebrated Ford reportedly investing more money in the state in June, the motor company announced 3,000 job cuts in early August, saying a "significant" percentage of those cuts would be Michigan jobs.

    "Gretchen Whitmer continues to lie about the creation of jobs in Michigan but the reality is she's lost more jobs than she's created," Michigan GOP Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director Gustavo Portela told The Daily Wire. "It's not just about the jobs she's failed to create, it's the fact that she routinely lies to Michiganders about fixing the roads, about keeping people safe or about wanting to deliver for Michiganders."

Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
841 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Trudeau ban includes bolt action rifles as "assault weapons"
The clown emoji 🤡 held a press conference Monday with the express purpose of distancing itself from Democrats who, according to the clown emoji, have caused significant harm to its brand and livelihood.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) warned those who are thinking about looting in the wake of Hurricane Ian that they are putting their lives at risk as the state supports citizens using the Second Amendment.
North Dakota prosecutors on Friday leveled a murder charge against the man who allegedly ran down 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson earlier this month because he was a “Republican extremist” and had threatened him.
Ukrainian forces roll down west bank of Dnipro River as Russians retreat


Despite installing a new "Trinity Wishbone" offense during fall camp, PragerU has once again found itself dead last in the NCAA after a 94-0 drubbing at the hands of the Florida Gators.
Hurricane Ian barreled into South Carolina on Friday afternoon, threatening Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and other coastal cities with 7-foot storm surges and massive – and potentially deadly – flooding.
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors announced that six of the nation’s largest banks will take part in a process to examine economic risks posed by climate change.
After careful consideration, America has decided that religious people can still be allowed in society, so long as they aren't one of those psychos who actually believe their religion.
Democrats and legacy media love democratically elected women — unless those women stand athwart wokeism, yelling, “Get away from me, you freaks. God. Family. Country.”


In this episode of The John Woodard Show, John Woodard Interviews Sandy Smith. Sandy is a successful business executive who has started businesses, created jobs, and worked her way up the hard way. The high energy, can-do attitude Sandy brings is exactly what's needed in D.C. to drain the swamp...


Back to Top