President Trump touted the roaring economy and tax cuts at a speech in Pennsylvania Thursday.
Trump was speaking in support of Rick Saccone, the Republican candidate in a Pennsylvania congressional special election. The backdrop was the H&K Equipment factory in Coraopolis. The workers at the factory have received bonuses and a cut in taxes due to the GOP tax cuts passed late last year. To show the effect of the cuts, Trump called a factory worker, Ken, onstage.
“A typical family of four earning $75,000 will see an income tax cut of more than $2,000 a year,” Trump said, “That is like a $2,000 raise.”
Trump then brought on factory worker Ken Wilson onstage, calling him “the legendary Ken Wilson.”
Trump noted that Ken will save $2,200 in income taxes each year and pointed to his bald head, saying “If I had a head of hair like that, I would have been president years ago.”
Trump pressured Ken to speak, pushing him toward the mic to thank his men.
Ken leaned in and said something humble that brought the house down.
“It is not just me. It is everybody as a whole. This company is a great company. We work with a bunch of people. Everybody pulled together and pulled this off. It was a sight to see. Something to always remember here. So I thank everybody. Thank you, Mr. Trump. Thank you.”
The room roared in response.