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Pence's Remarks on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement - Duryea, PA: October 21, 2019


Remarks by Vice President Pence on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement | Duryea, PA

Issued on: October 21, 2019

SCHOTT North America Inc.
Duryea, Pennsylvania

5:27 P.M. EDT


And you know what? It’s not just been more jobs, but it’s been better jobs and better pay. Since President Trump was elected, the average American household has seen your disposable income go up, on average, by $5,000 a year.

And maybe most important to the President and me is that wages are rising. Wages are rising today at the fastest pace that they’ve risen in more than 10 years. Maybe most encouraging of all, wages are rising most rapidly for hardworking, blue-collar Americans. The forgotten men and women of America are forgotten no more. (Applause.) It’s true.

And since President Trump’s election, we’ve seen a real renaissance in manufacturing. I mean, it really is pretty incredible. I mean, you remember the last administration? The President, in the summer of 2016, actually said that 200,000 manufacturing jobs that they’d lost over their eight years in the White House were never coming back.

I remember when President Obama said, “What do you — you have a magic wand you’re going to wave to bring those jobs back?” Well, we didn’t need a magic wand. We just needed President Donald Trump in the White House. Five hundred thousand manufacturing jobs created in the last three years. (Applause.)
Incredible. Including nearly 2,000 manufacturing jobs just in this state alone.

And results like this don’t just happen. The truth is, all of this happens because of the policies that this President and our allies in the Congress have supported every step of the way. But they also have happened — they’ve also happened mostly because, quite frankly, working Americans are the best workers in the world. (Applause.) All of you are driving the boom in this company, in this state, and in this country. (Applause.) It’s true.


Ummmmmm, no:

Trump is retweeting bizarrely false numbers from @bennyjohnson

Kevin M. Kruse Retweeted

The president is retweeting bizarrely false numbers from @bennyjohnson
Here's the chart of median household income in the Trump years. It's up $600, not $6000. And up $3500 between 2009 and 2016, not $800

Correction, the president's false stat about the Obama years was $1000. Still false, but differently false from the $800 that I mistakenly transcribed.

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