“Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction,” Mr. Obama said.
Even with millions still struggling, President Obama says America’s economy is strong.
14 million new jobs have been created, and the auto industry just saw its best year ever.
He also defended his fight against ISIS.
“If you doubt America’s commitment, or mine, to see that justice is done, ask Osama bin Laden,” the president said.
In the Republican response following the speech, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley criticized broken promises, but admitted her party contributes to Washington’s dysfunction.
“There is more than enough blame to go around. We as Republicans need to own that truth,” Haley said.
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