Talking Points Watch: Team Trump’s repeated claims that first foreign trip “historic”

Update: Added statements by President Trump from his weekly address.

A collection of statements by Rex Tillerson and Sean Spicer characterizing President Trump’s recent trip, especially to Saudi Arabia, as “historic.” 

I am thrilled to be back in the United States after our first historic foreign trip.

Our first foreign trip was full of historic and unprecedented achievements. Joined by many old and new friends, we have paved the way for the new era of cooperation – one that calls upon each nation to take more responsibility to bring peace to their people.

In Saudi Arabia, I was honored to participate in a historic summit with the leaders of more than 50 Muslim and Arab nations, where King Salman and many other leaders expressed their desire to take on a greater role in defeating terrorists who murder innocents of all faiths.

—President Donald J. Trump, Weekly Address, June 2, 2017

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Spicer: “No President Has Ever Visited the Homelands and Holy Sites of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslims Faiths All on One Trip”

This trip is truly historic.  No President has ever visited the homelands and holy sites of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslims faiths all on one trip.  And what President Trump is seeking is to unite peoples of all faiths around a common vision of peace, progress, and prosperity.  He will bring a message of tolerance and of hope to billions, including to millions of Americans who profess these faiths.  The President will focus on what unites us.

— Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Press Briefing, May 12, 2017

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Sean Spicer: Economic Growth Followed Reagan and Kennedy Tax Cuts

As we do that, one of the things that you recognize through a lot of the models here is you’re going to achieve greater economic growth.  It’s something that we saw both following the tax cuts in the Kennedy administration and the Reagan administration.  I think that we can achieve greater growth, economic prosperity and job creation under the plan that the President laid out.

— Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Daily Press Briefing, April 27, 2017

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