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President Trump Says His Trip Saved 'Millions of Jobs.' That's Not True

Fortune logo Fortune 5/26/2017 Tessa Berenson
US President Donald Trump smiles during a tour of the new NATO headquarters during a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. © Matt Dunham AP US President Donald Trump smiles during a tour of the new NATO headquarters during a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

President Trump said his first foreign trip in office was a big success, boasting on Twitter that he saved "millions of jobs." But the claim has no basis in fact.

"Just arrived in Italy for the G7. Trip has been very successful. We made and saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs," the president tweeted Friday morning.

Saving "many billions of dollars" likely refers to the arms deal Trump brokered with Saudi Arabia, which totaling close to $110 billion was one of the largest in history. There weren’t any large financial agreements announced at the NATO summit or other public deals on Trump’s trip that dealt with "billions of dollars."

There doesn’t seem to be any public reason why the president’s actions on the trip, which took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy, would have saved "millions of jobs" either. He said in a speech in Saudi Arabia that "we signed historic agreements with the Kingdom that will invest almost $400 billion in our two countries and create many thousands of jobs in America and Saudi Arabia," the Washington Post reports.

This wouldn’t be the first time that Trump has erroneously taken credit for or exaggerated the number of jobs saved during his presidency. Read Fortune’s running fact check of his jobs claims here.

This article was originally published on FORTUNE.com

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