President Donald Trump was all smiles last night in Pennsylvania. He told the crowd about the strong economic numbers that keep coming in as proof of what his administration has been able to get done in a few short months.
He also took the time to send a message to Congress – get tax cuts done and the growth will explode. Or else.
“You better get it passed,” Trump told Congress. “They will, I know.”
Trump said his team has delivered “incredible results and results that in many cases the media hates to report,” he said citing low unemployment, growing GDP and a surging stock market according to Politico.
“Our framework ensures that the benefits of tax reform go to the middle class, not to the highest earners,” Trump said adding for emphasis, “It’s a middle-class bill.”
“I’ve had rich friends of mine come up to me and say, ‘Donald you’re doing this tax plan, we don’t want anything, we don’t,’” Trump said. “So many people have come up to me and said, ‘Give it to the middle class, give it to the people that need it.’”
And that is what he is planning on doing and Congress, who is usually bought and paid for and would never give the average American a helping hand, is out of luck.
Because Trump knows how to use the bully pulpit to keep people in line – look at what he did to the NFL in two weeks.
It was a master class all future Presidents will study on how to properly use the bully pulpit.
In two weeks Trump changed the conversation and put the onus on the league and owners to clean up the mess.
And they have responded in the affirmative and you can expect a rule banning the anthem protests in the next few weeks.
“How about $4,000 additional for the American family to spend? That’s very exciting,” Trump said before telling the crowd,
“And you are going to spend that money. It’s going to be put to work — and jobs are going to be produced. We are going to start making our products again. It’s going to happen.”
And then he looked right into the camera and said the one thing that turned Obama green with envy,
“The confidence in our country is back like it hasn’t been in many, many years.”
The confidence in our country is back…indeed.