President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE on Wednesday visited a group of first responders in Florida at West Palm Beach Fire and Rescue to thank them for their service, while also touting the passage of the GOP tax-cut plan and the rise in the stock market.
"You do a fantastic job so we just wanted to thank you very much," Trump said to roughly four dozen first responders, adding that they will now be able to "go back and watch yourselves on television."
The president also took time out of the unscheduled stop to highlight the recent GOP tax-cut plan, which passed shortly before the holiday season.
“We took a big, big beautiful ship that we’re turning around, and a lot of good things are happening,” Trump said, according to the White House pool report.
In addition to highlighting his administration's first major legislative win, he also noted that there is "a lot of legislation" he helped pass since taking office.
"I believe — and you would have to ask those folks who will know the real answer — we have more legislation passed, including the record was [former president] Harry Truman a long time ago. And we broke that record, so we got a lot done,” he continued.
The president then called attention to how the stock market has hit a record high dozens of times since he won the 2016 presidential election.
“So that’s something you can all be proud of. That makes you all look very smart. And your families say, ‘boy are you a great investor, right?’ When you have your numbers go up and your stocks go up, and everything else.”
“We have the all-time record for stopping ridiculous regulations, and we’re very proud of that, that’s one of the reasons stocks are up to record level," he continued.
Trump also said his administration is working on "rebuilding our military" as well as provide new military equipment police departments, which he says were "depleted" under the Obama administration.
"Now you have the best military equipment and you're able to use it for the police force," Trump told the first responders.
The president tweeted about his visit afterward.
Just left West Palm Beach Fire & Rescue #2. Met with great men and women as representatives of those who do so much for all of us. Firefighters, paramedics, first responders - what amazing people they are!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2017
The president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again? Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report MORE are staying at Mar-a-Lago, the family's private beach resort in Palm Beach.