During an interview with Fox Business Network's Charles Payne on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence highlighted the strong economy under President Trump's leadership and stressed that this is "the best economy for American workers in my lifetime" and the "best economy in the history of the United States of America."
On FBN's Making Money with Charles Payne, Pence said, “First, let’s take a step back and recognize that over the last three years, thanks to President Trump’s leadership and the agenda we’ve been able to advance, we’re living in the best economy in the history of the United States of America."
"The stock market has grown by more than 50%," said Pence. "That’s a real difference in people’s pension and 401(k)s. There’s more Americans working today than ever before in the history of this country. And I think most significantly, Charles, this is the best economy for American workers in my lifetime."
"Average household incomes have grown by $5,000 a year," said the Republican vice president. "Wages are rising all across the country, and the unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, the lowest ever recorded for African Americans and Hispanic Americans."
Pence continued, “I would submit to you that it is the result of a combination of policies that President Trump has advanced. We cut taxes on individuals and businesses. We rolled back regulations at a historic level. We unleashed American energy."
"But the president’s also been willing to use the power of this economy and access to this economy and tariffs to leverage changes in our trading relationships with nations around the world," said Pence. "I think it’s that combination that’s working for American workers, that’s working for the American economy."
"As we go forward with negotiations, whether it be with France, whether it be with Japan, or our ongoing negotiations with China," said Pence, "the American people can be confident that this president will be willing to use access to this economy and use tariffs to put American jobs and American workers first.”