Trump sells US to Davos, declares ‘America is open for business’


There are many things America does well. But number one has to be – business.

Commerce, entrepreneurship, trade, building things, this is in our collective DNA. It’s one of the things that makes America America. Doing business is what we do.

Mr. Trump is wrong on a host of things. We criticize him regularly. (But not unceasingly like CNN/MSNBC/etc.) His propensity for erecting tariffs is of concern. However one does get a sense that Trump “gets” America in a way that both Bush and Obama just did not.

This drives the never-Trumpers nuts of course.

(From Fox News)

There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the United States,” he said. “America is open for business and we are competitive once again.”

Trump spent much of his speech outlining the economic highlights of his presidency and selling its strengths to the gathered business and finance leaders.

“After years of stagnation, the United States is once again experiencing strong economic growth. The stock market is smashing one record after another and has added more than $7 trillion in new wealth since my election,” he said. “Consumer, business and manufacturing confidence are the highest they’ve been in many decades.”

Trump slammed regulation (which he called “stealth taxation”) and touted his administration’s deregulation and tax cuts to make America more hospitable to business.

“Now is the perfect time to bring your business, your jobs, your investments back to the United States,” he said.

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