In the era of President Donald Trump, it often seems as though there is just no way for Republicans to convert Democrats to their line of thinking, or vice-versa.
The polarity of American politics today is stunning.
However, as the CEO of Goldman Sachs just showed the world, sometimes the facts are so persistent that there’s just no choice but to acknowledge some of the good Trump has already done this country.
In an interview with CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans, CEO Lloyd Blankfein expressed just how much credit Trump is due for the excellent state of the American economy. And yes, Blankfein backed former candidate Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency.
“If the president didn’t win, and Hillary Clinton won … I bet you the economy is higher today than it otherwise would be,” Blankfein said in the interview, which aired Wednesday.
Now, while Blankfein doesn’t seem to have much love for Trump otherwise, he’s willing to give an acknowledgement where it is clearly due, even though he supported the other candidate during one of the most heated election seasons in recent American political history.
“At the time I supported Hillary Clinton. We’re not talking about all things. We’re talking just about the economy,” he said, according to CNN.
Unlike House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Blankfein also noted the importance of the bonuses companies have been giving employees because of Trump’s tax cuts.
“I think a lot of it is symbolic and making a statement,” he stated.
Do you think other major players in America’s economy think similarly?
“We’re dealing in a world of sentiment. Symbolism matters.”
You would think that an entire party dominated by emotion could understand the spirit-lifting effects a bonus can bring.
Speaking of which, here’s a spirit-lifter for you: imagine how ticked Clinton has to be hearing about this interview.
Liberals may not like it, but Trump’s economy is soaring. Even CNN had to acknowledge that unemployment is at a 17-year-low and that small business optimism is soaring.
Best of all — Trump’s only been in office for a little over a year.
By the time we hit re-election season, heck, even by mid-terms, the Trump administration will have a sterling record of economic growth voters can actually look back on to see the facts.
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