President Trump on Wednesday touted his tax law and bragged about stock market highs while visiting first responders at West Palm Beach Fire and Rescue in Florida to thank them for their service, saying: “So that’s something you can all be proud of. That makes you all look very smart.”
“You do a fantastic job so we just wanted to thank you very much,” Trump said, while adding that they will now be able to “go back and watch yourselves on television.”
Trump also took time out of his busy schedule to tout his administration’s first major legislative victory, the recently passed GOP tax bill.
“We took a big, big beautiful ship that we’re turning around, and a lot of good things are happening,” Trump said.
Trump said that there is “a lot of legislation” he helped pass since taking office in January.
“I believe — and you would have to ask those folks who will know the real answer — we have more legislation passed, including the record was [former president] Harry Truman a long time ago. And we broke that record, so we got a lot done,” he continued. However, according to GovTrack.us, Trump has signed the fewest bills into law by this point in any recent president’s first year.
Trump then bragged about U.S. stock market highs since winning the 2016 presidential election.
“So that’s something you can all be proud of. That makes you all look very smart. And your families say, ‘boy are you a great investor, right?’ When you have your numbers go up and your stocks go up, and everything else.”
“We have the all-time record for stopping ridiculous regulations, and we’re very proud of that, that’s one of the reasons stocks are up to record level,” he continued.
Trump also said his administration is working on “rebuilding our military,” which he says was “depleted” under the Obama administration.
“Now you have the best military equipment and you’re able to use it for the police force,” Trump added, referring to the rollback of the Obama-era policy blocking military sales to cops.
Trump tweeted about his visit to West Palm Beach Fire & Rescue afterward.
Just left West Palm Beach Fire & Rescue #2. Met with great men and women as representatives of those who do so much for all of us. Firefighters, paramedics, first responders – what amazing people they are!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2017
The president and the first lady are currently staying at his private beach resort Mar-a-Lago.