(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump, facing cheers from Republicans and mostly silence from Democrats, told a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, "America is again winning, each and every day."
"Members of Congress," he said, "the state of our union is strong."
Trump, always happy to tout his accomplishments, did so again in his State of the Union Address, as follows:
Over the last two years, my administration has moved with urgency and historic speed to confront problems neglected by leaders of both parties over many decades. In just over two years since the election, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom. A boom that is has rarely been seen before -- there's been nothing like it. We have created 5.3 million new jobs and importantly, added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs, something almost everyone said was impossible to do. But the fact is, we are just getting started.
Wages are rising at the fastest pace in decades and growing for blue-collar workers, who I promise to fight for. They're growing faster than anyone else thought possible. Nearly 5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps. The U.S. economy is growing almost twice as fast today as when I took office. And we are considered far and away the hottest economy anywhere in the world, not even close.
Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in over half a century. African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded. Unemployment for Americans with disabilities has also reached an all-time low. More people are working now than at any time in the history of our country -- 157 million people at work.
We passed a massive tax cut for working families and doubled the child tax credit. We have virtually ended the estate tax, or death tax as it is often called, on small businesses, for ranchers, and also for family farms. We eliminated they very unpopular Obamacare individual mandate penalty.
And you give critically ill patients access to life-saving cures. We passed, very importantly, Right to Try. My administration has cut more regulations in a short period of time than any other administration during its entire tenure. Companies are coming back to our country in large numbers, thanks to our historic reductions in taxes and regulations. And we have unleashed a revolution in American energy. The United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. And now, for the first time in 65 years, we are a net exporter of energy.
After 24 months of rapid progress, our economy is the envy of the world. Our military is the most powerful on earth, by far. And America -- America is again winning each and every day. Members of Congress, the state of our union is strong.
Chants of "USA! USA!" erupted from the Republican side of the chamber. "That sounds so good," Trump smiled.