“Our country has never done better than it is doing right now,” President Trump said this morning. He’s right—and the numbers prove it.
While one party mourns the death of its political stunt, here is the news from the rest of America:
- Americans’ economic optimism just hit a record 44-year high—better than under Presidents Reagan, Clinton, or Obama. That confidence is buoyed by an unemployment rate near 50-year lows, a record stock market, and plummeting income inequality as blue-collar wage gains outpace white-collar ones.
- More people are satisfied with how things are going in the United States than at any point in the past 15 years. Besides the soaring economy, violent crime rates are down, and American strength grows as terror leaders are brought to justice.
- A record-breaking 90 percent of Americans are satisfied with their personal life. “It’s likely no coincidence that Americans’ heightened satisfaction with their personal life comes as confidence in the U.S. economy and their personal finances are also at long-term or record highs,” Gallup writes.
Never before has the left’s partisanship been so disconnected from reality. When President Trump shared good news in his State of the Union speech—on our economy, our military, or anything else—Democrats refused to cheer. Their one agenda item, impeachment, failed. None of America’s tremendous successes mattered to them.
But it matters a lot to working Americans of all backgrounds. We know that because they said so: By a stunning 40-point margin, independents said that impeachment was “more important to politicians than it is to me.” About the same number said impeachment was “more important to the media than it is to me.” The issues that did matter to them: healthcare, infrastructure, the economy, and more.
Democrats have made their priority clear—and it’s not you. Fortunately, America is succeeding without their help. But it shouldn’t have to be that way.