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AFL-CIO President Praises Trump’s Speech

Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, offered praise for President Donald Trump’s address to a Joint Session of Congress on Fox Business Network Wednesday morning.

“I think it was probably one of [Trump’s] finest moments last night. There was a lot of things he followed up on, promises that he made,” said Trumka, head of the nation’s largest labor group.

“I thought that his change of tone signaled, and I hope it signaled, that he’s about to start doing business rather than playing for the camera,” he added.

Trumka especially praised Trump’s identification of legal immigration as a downward force on American wages. “I was pleasantly surprised to hear him say that the system is broken and it’s legal immigration as undocumented people,” Trumka said. “This is the first time you heard the President talk about legal immigration being used to drive down wages. We’ve been saying that for a long time.”

Trumka did, however, express a desire for more details in Trump’s plans and more action on the part of the president in protecting the American worker.