President Donald Trump spoke to supporters at a Trump 2020 rally yesterday, giving them words of encouragement, as well as promising that more help is on the way to repair and rebuild from past hurricane disasters.
Before the rally, the president toured areas impacted by hurricane Michael. The hurricane was a category 5 hurricane that hit peak intensity on Oct. 10, 2018, leaving devastation in its wake throughout the Florida Panhandle.
Hurricane Michael caused over $25 billion in damages according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. The Panhandle is still recovering.
“We will never, ever leave your side. We’ve already, given you billions of dollars and there’s a lot more coming … to support your recovery from Hurricanes Michael and Irma. The federal government has committed more than $10 billion to the state of Florida. That’s committed, it’s all committed,” the president said at the rally.
Furthermore, President Trump said his administration will be allocating $448 million in HUD disaster recovery funds to Florida.
‘Jobs, jobs, jobs’
The president got very energetic when speaking about American employment and jobs created. He excitedly told the audience that his administration’s policy can be summed up in three words, “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.”
He added that the United States economy created another 260,000 jobs last month, surpassing people’s predictions, and crushing lower expectations.
He went on to say that he “wasn’t surprised since the election we’ve created nearly six million new jobs, including more than half a million manufacturing jobs and nearly 700,000 new construction jobs.” The crowd cheered.
China broke deal
Trump also said not to worry about this week’s talks between U.S. and China negotiators, including his threat to increase tariffs on nearly all Chinese imports at the end of the week.
“They broke the deal” in talks meant to de-escalate a year-long trade war, he said.
“We won’t back down until China stops.” He added that ”the era of economic surrender is over.”
Overall, President Trump’s supporters at the rally were very receptive to his comments. They cheered at his positive comments and jeered when he would bring up something negative his opponents and what he calls “haters” have done or said against him.