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To hear Donald Trump tell it this week, things have never been better in America, thanks to him.
At a rally in Evansville, Ind., on Thursday, the president took his latest victory lap, reiterating that the time had already come to update his famous campaign slogan.
“You know our new slogan that we’ll be switching to because we’re way ahead of schedule to ‘Make America Great Again,’ right? It’s called ‘Keep America Great!’ That’s what’s happening. We’re so far ahead of schedule.”
Declaring that the U.S. now has “the best economy in the history of our country,” Trump assured his Hoosier audience that America was “reclaiming our nation’s proud manufacturing history.”
“It’s never been like this,” Trump said of the economy, adding, “We’ve created trillions of dollars in wealth since the election.” As a result, Trump said, “America is respected again,” and the U.S. is now “the talk of the world.”
As evidenced by his boisterous reception, Trump’s assessment is shared by a good percentage of the American public, as the president made sure to point out.
“People come up to me all the time and they go, ‘Thank you, Mr. President.’ Just backstage, right now, people. ‘Thank you, Mr. President for saving our country. Our country was in serious trouble,’” Trump said.
With second quarter GDP growth revised upward this week to an impressive 4.2 percent, Trump had reason to toot his own horn — and Trump isn’t known for modesty. “If we didn’t come along, you would have had instead of 4.2 — you know it was raised yesterday from 4.1 — you would have been in negative numbers,” Trump ad-libbed. “The country was choking with regulations, choking with high taxes; you would have been in negative numbers, and that’s what was happening.”
Not everyone seems to agree it is time to declare “mission accomplished.”
When a protester interrupted Trump’s speech, a campaign volunteer tried to prevent a media photographer from capturing an image of her, only to be caught as the subject of one himself.