Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin praised President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday for commitment to bipartisanship, national security, and protecting American workers.
“President Trump’s pro-growth, pro-worker policies are delivering rising wages and historically low unemployment for the benefit of all Americans,” Mnuchin said following the president’s remarks before Congress.
The Treasury secretary highlighted “[t]ax cuts, regulatory relief, and modernized trade deals” under the Trump administration. He said these accomplishments are “having real, positive impacts for families and businesses all across our country.”
President Trump highlighted historic lows in African-American, Hispanic, and Asian unemployment, as well as overall low unemployment. “Wages are rising at the fastest pace in decades, and growing for blue collar workers, who I promised to fight for, faster than anyone else,” said Trump. “Nearly 5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps.”
“Now is the time for bipartisan action. Believe it or not, we have already proven that it is possible,” Trump said Tuesday as he encouraged Democrats and Republicans to work together for the strength of the country. “No matter the trials we face, no matter the challenges to come, we must go forward together. We must keep America first in our hearts.”
The president made clear Tuesday, “The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is the agenda of the American people.” He pointed to the campaigns of many elected officials which focused on promises of American jobs; revitalizing infrastructure; reducing healthcare and prescription drug prices; forging a safe, lawful, modern, and secure immigration system; and an America First foreign policy.
“There is a new opportunity in American politics, if only we have the courage to seize it,” Trump said. “Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country.”
Mnuchin’s State of the Union response applauded Trump’s “commitment to work with Congress on bipartisan solutions to our most pressing national security challenges, and to protect American workers.”