HACKBERRY, La. — President Trump visited Cameron LNG export facility in Hackberry, Louisiana, on Tuesday, where he praised the workers of the $10 billion facility south of Lake Charles.
The words 'American Energy Independence' were on a huge banner next to the podium where Trump spoke.
President Donald Trump signed two executive orders last month during a visit to Crosby. Trump said the orders were meant to accelerate the approval of energy infrastructure projects in the United States.
Trump signed the executive orders at the International Union of Operating Engineers in Crosby.
"I just approved a lot of pipelines going through Texas to other places, including, as you know the Keystone Excel pipeline I approved," Trump said on Tuesday.
President Trump reported that 150,000 energy jobs were added last year and noted it's the lowest overall unemployment in 51 years.
"Workers like you are lighting up our homes, powering our factories and reducing energy costs for hard-working American families," Trump said from the podium at the Cameron LNG facility. "You are not only making our nation wealthier, but you are making America safer by building a future of American energy independence. We are independent. We don't need anybody."
Trump also said that by virtue of the 3.2% growth in the first quarter of this year the economy is strong. He said he saved the U.S. a trillion dollars by pulling America out of the Paris climate accord.
"By the end of next year America's LNG export capacity will more than double. Think of that," Trumps said. "But what does it really mean? It means jobs, jobs, jobs."
Trump also promised a new I-10 bridge in Lake Charles.