Following President Trump's State Of The Union Address 2/4/2020, the Democrats were quick to attack the President's speech. Nancy Pelosi literally ripped the Presidential signed copy of the State of the Union Speech at the end of the address. The following is taken from "The Daily Signal of the Heritage Foundation" who undertook looking into the facts that the Democrats disputed in the speech:
The Daily Signal of the Heritage Foundation fact-checked the following key parts of Trump’s address:
1. “We are restoring our nation’s manufacturing might, even though predictions were that this could never be done. After losing 60,000 factories under the previous two administrations, America has now gained 12,000 new factories under my administration.”
According to Poynter Institute’s PolitiFact in 2017, “the United States has lost more than 60,000 factories since 2001.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 356,046 manufacturing establishments existed in the second quarter of 2019, the most recent quarter available. In the first quarter of 2017, when Trump took office, there were 343,972. That means there’s now an additional 12,074 new factories.