President Trump visited suburban Pittsburgh on Thursday to support a GOP candidate in a special election for an open House seat.
The president called the candidate, Rick Saccone, “a person people are hearing more and more about, a real friend and spectacular man.”
But he spent most of his time at the H&K Equipment Co. in Coraopolis talking glowingly about his first year in office, crediting his administration with reviving the economy, creating jobs and putting money back in Americans’ wallets through his tax cuts.
“We have [created] 2.2 million jobs since the election. The unemployment rate is at now an 18-year low. I would say 17 years, and now it just lifted to 18 years. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits just hit a 45-year low,” Trump said to the cheering crowd of workers and local pols.
Earlier, he tweeted about Saccone.
“Will be going to Pennsylvania today in order to give my total support to RICK SACCONE, running for Congress,” he wrote.