“Independent experts have looked at what I’ve proposed, what Donald has proposed. … [Under Trump’s tax plan] we would lose 3.5 million jobs and maybe have another recession. My plans ... we will have 10 million more jobs because we will be making investments where we can grow the economy.”
Mark Zandi, a well-respected economist, did issue a report saying that if Trump’s economic plans were fully implemented, 3.5 million jobs would disappear. His report also said that if Clinton were able to fully implement her economic plans, the economy would add an additional 3.2 million jobs during the first four years of her presidency. Combined with anticipated job creation under current law, that adds up to 10.4 million jobs. But the report also said that Clinton would face significant roadblocks to getting her economic plan through Congress, resulting in far fewer job gains.