Uh, that’s not misleading, and it’s not cherry-picking, either. Biden specifically said “in the past 29 months,” and it’s true, as the AP admits. And it would be ridiculous to blame the Obama administration for jobs lost in the financial crisis it inherited, which is why it makes more sense to measure from the beginning of the recovery than it does from the beginning of the administration

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