For over 70 straight months during the Obama administration, the private sector was able to add jobs, resulting in the continuing bounce back from the financial collapse of 2009. While President Donald Trump is now happy to take credit for the latest positive jobs report, he wasn't always convinced with the numbers.

Trump debunked

On Friday, the most recent jobs report was released and showed a payroll increase of 235,000 in February, while the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent. The gains were seen as pleasant surprise, as early expectations predicted an increase of 190,000 jobs.

Upon hearing the news, Donald Trump was thrilled and used social media to express his joy. "Great news. We are only just beginning. Together, we are going to #MAGA!" Trump posted on his Instagram and Twitter feeds. Conservative and more right-wing news outlets were also quick to spread the news, in a direct contrast of years of anti-Obama rhetoric claiming that the jobs report was never accurate. As reported by The Hill, and NBC's "Meet the Press," on March 10, Trump shouldn't be taking all the credit for the positive economic news.

On Friday, former Obama Labor Secretary and current chair of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, explained why Donald Trump shouldn't be given the credit over the latest jobs report.

"The Washington Wizards, I’m a Wizards fan, they have one of the best records in the NBA since Jan. 20 and Donald Trump has about as much to do with that as he has to do with these 235,000 job report," Perez explained. Perez went on to explain that it was the policies put in place by Obama that resulted in the latest round of job numbers.

Trump hypocrisy?

In a Facebook post on Friday, NBC's "Meet the Press" re-posted an interview with Donald Trump from January 2016 where the current president criticized the numbers released in the jobs report.

"Our economy is doing horribly," Trump told host Chuck Today, before saying, "the jobs report is fiction." After Todd asked him to elaborate on his remark, the former host of "The Apprentice" went on to say, "Honestly, I would say it's 90 percent fiction."

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After just 50 days in the White House, Donald Trump has made dramatic changes that have resulted in further partisan divide. Many supporters of the billionaire real estate mogul are sticking with him, but backlash continues to increase. In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, just 40 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump has done since being sworn into office.