President Donald Trump spent some time on Thursday afternoon touring and speaking at H&K Equipment Inc. in Pennsylvania.
During his brief remarks, Trump focused on the recently passed tax cuts and how much good they would be able to do for the workers at H&K and across the country — and as he often does, he went a little off script:
“There’s no limit to what we can achieve when we set free the dreams of our incredible people. You’re incredible people.
Americans crossed oceans, tamed the wilderness, dug out the Panama Canal, and launched a man onto the face of the moon.
American hands and grit poured the concrete in our highways and forged the steel in our skyscrapers. Americans built the Hoover Dam. The magnificent Hoover Dam. The Empire State Building. They built it in a year. Nobody knows that. One year. Actually less than one year. The Empire State Building.
We won two world wars.”
It’s possible that a case could be made for the president’s statistics being a little bit off — while the exterior construction of the building was completed in just eight months, the interior was not ready until five months later — he solidified his point by listing the three reasons he believes it was possible:
“Americans can do anything, build anything, and create anything as long as we have pride in our country, confidence in our values, and respect for our great American flag.”
You can watch a clip of his remarks below.