The State of the Union address given by President Donald Trump tonight did not disappoint most Americans. He spoke of the strong U.S. economy and was able to include information from the January jobs report to support his claim that lower taxes and fewer regulations are making life better for Americans at all levels of society.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday there were an impressive 304,000 jobs added in January, topping economists’ estimates by 140,000, according to USA Today. Wages also grew by 3.2 percent for the month.
In addition to the January report, there were over 5 million jobs created in the past 24 months, and unemployment claims dropped the lowest in 49 years. Trump was also able to claim progress in numerous other areas, such as criminal sentencing and trade negotiations.
Trump also called for the Democrats to work with him in making America great once more. From the looks of the Democrats who cheered few of the successes, it does not look like they want to work with the President. In fact, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went so far as to say on the Senate floor today that the President would be lying about the economy.
“The President will say the state of our union is strong but the American people know the truth, unfortunately it is not,” said Schumer in a ten minute long barrage of criticisms on the Trump administration. He accused the Trump administration of being in “chaos” and offered several examples.
“The state of our union is in need of drastic repair,” he added.
The President, of course, refuted Schumer’s statement, and the feud continues. The American people do know the truth, and we see it better every day. We know that President Trump is standing between us and evil, and we know that Leftists are moving deeper and deeper into evil. This is proven by the recent legislative decisions and announcements by governors about abortion right up until birth and death even after birth. May God bless President Trump and continue to bless the United States of America!