Donald Trump was in top form Tuesday night at his Address to Congress. Trump’s speech is being called his most Presidential thus far. He stated,

“Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others have announced that they will invest billions and billions of dollars in the United States and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs.”


Trump took credit for the enormous rally on Wall Street, stating,

“The stock market has gained almost $3 trillion in value since the election on November 8, a record.”

He went on to state,

“We have placed a hiring freeze on non-military and non-essential federal workers. We have begun to drain the swamp on government corruption.”


Trump asserted his administration’s support for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, explaining they are “creating tens of thousands of jobs.”


Trump’s speech | Labor force


“Tonight, as I outline the next steps we must take as a country, we must honestly acknowledge the circumstances we inherited. Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labor force,” Trump said.

CNN did some fact checking on one of his key points regarding the labor force. Below is a short excerpt:

“Here’s the real deal on that stat: Actually, some 95.1 million people are not in the labor force, but the vast majority of them don’t want a job, according to the most recent quarterly data from the Atlanta Federal Reserve. Some 44.1 million are retired, 15.4 million are disabled, 12.9 million are taking care of a family member and another 15.5 million are in college or job training. They are listed as not wanting a job.”


Trump’s Speech Performance | from Good to Great


Many are hailing Trump’s speech as his best ever. Politico weighed in on his preparation:

“Trump remained unhappy with parts of the speech, scribbling notes on printed drafts for aides to incorporate and bring back. He practiced twice on the teleprompter, timing the cadence for specific lines. He continually peppered his team with questions.

The president spent the day of his first address to a joint session of Congress, according to multiple White House officials, much as presidents have before him: revising, reworking and rehearsing. The attention to detail was somewhat unusual for a president who often seems to wing it.”