http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2017/...b-growth-numbers-he-once-denounced/?mod=e2twp 45: “They may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now,’” Somehow, reporters found this funny. Previously: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-m...-trump-says-unemployment-rate-may-be-42-perc/ "The number isn't reflective," he [Trump] said. "I've seen numbers of 24 percent -- I actually saw a number of 42 percent unemployment. Forty-two percent." He continued, "5.3 percent unemployment -- that is the biggest joke there is in this country. … The unemployment rate is probably 20 percent, but I will tell you, you have some great economists that will tell you it's a 30, 32. And the highest I've heard so far is 42 percent."