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Trump Touts ‘Billions and Billions’ in Savings, ‘Billions and Billions’ of Investment

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | March 1, 2017 | 10:45 AM EST

President Donald Trump made “Billions and billions” a recurring theme of his address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night.

Trump announced that major employers have plans to invest “billions and billions of dollars” in the U.S., which will spur significant job growth:

“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.”

Better contract management and cost-cutting measures by his administration will save “billions more,” Trump promised:

“We've saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by bringing down the price of a fantastic -- and it is a fantastic -- new F-35 jet fighter, and we'll be saving billions more on contracts all across our government.”

And, by securing the nation’s borders and enforcing its immigration laws, his policies will put the unemployed to work, make communities safer and, yes, save “billions and billions” of dollars, Trump declared:

“According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs American taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.

“By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions and billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone.”

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