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State of the Union Fact Check: What Trump Got Right and Wrong

OscarLevant

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Trump called the investigation ridiculous partisan. All Trump does is bloviate and it's really sickening.
Out of one corner in his mouth he talks of unifying and in the other corner he insults Democrats in the pettiest of ways.
After listening to this speech it's clear to me he was only talking to his base he wasn't trying to give something for everybody and expand his base, which is what most presidents would do on a State of the Union Address.. Trump is not interested in being the president of all Americans only his fans.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/05/us/politics/fact-check-state-of-the-union.html

“The U.S. economy is growing almost twice as fast today as when I took office, and we are considered far and away the hottest economy anywhere in the world.”

This is false.

The American economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2018. Growth in Latvia and Poland was almost twice as fast. Same for China and India. Even the troubled Greek economy posted stronger growth. And a wide range of economic analysts estimate that the growth of the American economy slowed in the fourth quarter, and slowed even further in the first month of 2019.

“We recently imposed tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods — and now our Treasury is receiving billions and billions of dollars.”

This is true.

Since Mr. Trump imposed tariffs on certain imports from China — and imported steel and aluminum from around the world — federal tariff revenues have increased. Revenues from customs duties, which include tariffs, rose by $13 billion in the third quarter of 2018 compared with a year earlier, the Commerce Department reported. Technically, that money is paid by Americans who bring the goods across the border, and it is often passed on to American consumers in the form of higher prices.
 

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Trump called the investigation ridiculous partisan. All Trump does is bloviate and it's really sickening.
Out of one corner in his mouth he talks of unifying and in the other corner he insults Democrats in the pettiest of ways.
After listening to this speech it's clear to me he was only talking to his base he wasn't trying to give something for everybody and expand his base, which is what most presidents would do on a State of the Union Address.. Trump is not interested in being the president of all Americans only his fans.

The US economy grew at OVER 3% for the ENTIRE YEAR, not just the third quarter....first time since before Mommy Pants.


See how desperate the FAKE NEWS/LYING LEFT is to HIDE THE TRUTH?

Wages grew at 3% in 2017 over 2016, and 2.8% in 2018 over 2017 = 5.8% wage increase in the two years since Trump took office...BLOWS OBAMA AWAY.


And , before you try the Standard Left Lie...inflation is NOWHERE NEAR 5.8% in two years.
 

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The US economy grew at OVER 3% for the ENTIRE YEAR, not just the third quarter....first time since before Mommy Pants.


See how desperate the FAKE NEWS/LYING LEFT is to HIDE THE TRUTH?

Wages grew at 3% in 2017 over 2016, and 2.8% in 2018 over 2017 = 5.8% wage increase in the two years since Trump took office...BLOWS OBAMA AWAY.


And , before you try the Standard Left Lie...inflation is NOWHERE NEAR 5.8% in two years.



Well, let's take a look at the stats. Just a quick glance and I'm not seeing "blows Obama away" at all.

This chart by GOLDMAN SACHS, the guys who are all over Trump's cabinet. Don't give me that "left wing bs" bullcrap.

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