Jaws collectively dropped on Twitter over Vice President Mike Pence’s latest boast about the number of jobs created during Donald Trump’s presidency.

Pence on Wednesday told Fox NewsSean Hannity that Trump had “seen us through the worst pandemic in 100 years” and “we’ve already created more jobs in the last three months than Joe Biden and Barack Obama created in their eight years in office.”

Check out Pence’s comments here:

We’ve created more jobs in the last 3 months than Joe Biden and Barack Obama created in their 8 years in office. pic.twitter.com/kwk5YhL3TJ

— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 13, 2020

People on Twitter pointed out problems with Pence’s brag.

Several accused the vice president of “gaslighting” and noted an administration does not create the jobs itself.

Other critics highlighted how millions of workers have lost jobs and the economy has shrunk by record levels during the coronavirus pandemic, in part thanks to the Trump administration’s disastrous response:

You destroyed 40 million jobs, and got about half back. That is a lot of jobs you "created" in the past three months.But only because you destroyed a lot more before that. https://t.co/UnniPizaI9

— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) August 13, 2020

The best way to make a small fortune in the movie business is to start with a large fortune. https://t.co/iIE0Xye6Ky

— Aditya Sood (@adityasood) August 13, 2020

If you don’t understand what’s decieptful about this tweet, you deserve every last thing these people have done to you.

— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) August 13, 2020

Lawyers defending members of the administration don’t count.

— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) August 13, 2020

People going back to work is not job creation

— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) August 13, 2020

In the same way, Germany and Japan built a lot of new housing after their cites were flattened in World War II https://t.co/POyXTx3CFd

— David Frum (@davidfrum) August 13, 2020

ARE YOU SERIOUS WITH THIS???In the three months prior to that YOU LOST MORE JOBS THAN IN THE PREVIOUS 100 YEARS COMBINED!!!My god.Anyone who falls for this shit needs their head examined. I mean it's just blatant, textbook, dictionary definition gaslighting.smfh

— John *82 Days* Wright 👤👩👨📷📺 (@TheWrightJohn) August 13, 2020

This is one of the most breathtaking "fun with numbers" claims I've ever, ever seen. https://t.co/PPmGKmkHdA

— Andrew Egger (@EggerDC) August 13, 2020

And you actually think people will believe this statement. I mean, could you just not insult our intelligence like that? We know you guys are a lie a minute but couldn't you at least lie a little BETTER?

— Deena Heg (@bikesalsa) August 13, 2020

This is a lieIf you can't figure that out, then you need intervention.Trump inherited economy w 5% jobless. Now stands at 10+ percent https://t.co/Np3DRSZJ5f

— Pat Bagley (@Patbagley) August 13, 2020

What an incredibly misleading claim. First of all, job growth dropped by 50% from last month. Also, almost all of those jobs were jobs that existed prior to the pandemic lol pic.twitter.com/PkFPqRjXBR

— Ares 🥁🛹 Social Bidenism-Harrism (@AresStopell) August 13, 2020

This is like bragging about all the freeway construction in the Bay Area after the '89 quake. https://t.co/iszxGTBikE

— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) August 13, 2020

Such gaslighting nonsense. pic.twitter.com/lOEyd41c8A

— AZDem (@ResistNonsense) August 13, 2020

Grave diggers are temporary jobs. Unless, of course, your plan is to keep killing people with your Trump virus to create more of those jobs?

— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) August 13, 2020

When Obama took office in Jan 2009, unemployment was 7.6%. When he left office it was 4.7%.When Trump took office in Jan 2016, unemployment was 4.7%. It is now over 10%.You are a lying piece of shit. Some people who were furloughed going back to work are not jobs you created.

— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) August 13, 2020

Siri, if you burn down 10 houses and rebuild one are you successful at home building? https://t.co/AWLi8nC3DT

— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) August 13, 2020

Let's not be too harsh. I can think of at least two cases where they created jobs for people who would otherwise be unemployable. pic.twitter.com/y1Da9Lyyl1

— Devin Nunes' Alt-Mom (@NunesAlt) August 13, 2020

The @VP is aspiring to reach the Cherrypicking Hall of Fame. He even puts climate deniers to shame with this one. https://t.co/IzVlapX8up pic.twitter.com/JRXK48Bg9a

— Dana Nuccitelli (@dana1981) August 13, 2020

I don't understand how he can deliver jokes of this magnitude without laughing. It's amazing. https://t.co/kuM77mFtbV

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