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Trump boasts about national wage increase and applauds administration

Donald Trump took to Twitter shortly after his Mississippi rally late Tuesday to talk up the national wage growth as well as the productivity of his administration on school safety.

The president wrote in a tweet that quoted a Fox Business article: ‘National wage growth is at the highest it’s been in nearly 17 months – and, according to a new study released by Glassdoor, it’s not expected to slow down anytime soon….’

The Glassdoor Local Pay Report said the median base pay for full-time employees ‘increased to $52,664 per year in September, a 2.6 percent increase over last year.’

President Donald Trump reacts to supporters as he leaves a rally Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Mississippi. Trump took to Twitter after the rally to talk up his administration

The president wrote in a tweet that quoted a Fox Business article: 'National wage growth is at the highest it’s been in nearly 17 months'

The president wrote in a tweet that quoted a Fox Business article: ‘National wage growth is at the highest it’s been in nearly 17 months’

Trump also applauded his administration for providing 'historic levels of funding to improve school safety'

Trump also applauded his administration for providing ‘historic levels of funding to improve school safety’

The report said: ‘That’s up from last month’s revised pay growth of 2.5 percent and marks the fastest pay growth since April 2017 – a strong indicator of a healthy labor market driving higher wages to attract an increasingly scarce supply of workers.’

Trump went on to say that his administration on Tuesday ‘provided HISTORIC levels of funding to improve school safety through STOP School Violence grants – a top priority for @sandyhook.’

He added: ‘I am committed to keeping our children SAFE in their schools!’

Earlier, the president appeared at his midterm campaign rally which took place in the Landers Center Arena in Southaven, Mississippi. 

The Glassdoor Local Pay Report said the median base pay for full-time employees 'increased to $52,664 per year in September, a 2.6 percent increase over last year'

The Glassdoor Local Pay Report said the median base pay for full-time employees ‘increased to $52,664 per year in September, a 2.6 percent increase over last year’

Trump gestures as he speaks at a rally Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Mississippi

Trump gestures as he speaks at a rally Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Mississippi

He spoke at the rally about ‘evil’ people who have bashed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh – who he said is ‘like a perfect person’. He also mocked Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Ford.

‘I had one beer!’ Trump said to the noisy crowd as he made fun of Ford’s testimony in which she could barely remember the date or location of the alleged attack – but was sure she had only consumed one beer.

‘Guilty until proven innocent, that’s very dangerous for our country,’ Trump said.

During last week’s testimony, Ford claimed Kavanaugh attempted to hold her down and remove her clothes in 1982, when they were both in high school.

Kavanaugh has strongly denied the allegation.

The president was speaking at the ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in support of Mississippi’s two incumbent Republican senators, Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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