Chris Hayes started with this clip from Trump:
“The global special interests, they partner with these people that don’t have your good in mind.”
“So that’s what he said to voters. And then a week after he won that election, he went to the 21 Club restaurant, Midtown Manhattan, a former speakeasy frequented by the rich and the powerful. And he told the plutocrats there something completely different.”
Thank you, Mr. President.
Thank you for getting your taxes down.
Yeah, I love them.
We’ll get your taxes down. Don’t worry.
“That was one of the rare promises that Donald Trump absolutely kept in 2017. He signed a $1.5 trillion dollar tax cut bill, largely for the rich and corporations. It was hands down the largest, the least popular piece of legislation he ever signed and his most important, a plan that gave lots of breaks to the rich, to corporations and didn’t stimulate the economy.
“It also — and people forget this — it gave Trump his lowest approval rating until the Capitol insurrection.
“Trump is now thinking about doing it again because fundamentally, that is whose interests Donald Trump is looking to serve, even as he accuses his challengers of being captured by rich special interests.”
Nikki Haley has been in the pocket of the open borders establishment donors her entire career, and she’s a globalist.
You know, she likes to globe.
I like America first.
She likes the globe.
“What makes that rhetoric especially rich is that at this very moment, the globalists, the global financial elites are gathering together in the stately Alpine ski resort town of Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum convention. So is the donor class fearful of what another Trump term portends for them? Nope, not according to multiple U.S. executives in Davos who spoke with CNBC this week.
“One prominent U.S. business executive who asked not to be named said a Trump victory won’t be the end of the world.”
“Another U.S. bank CEO privately told CNBC that Trump is, quote, ‘all bark and no bite.’ The bank chief then added, quote, ‘He’s going to win the presidency.’ “
“Many of his policies were right.”
“The point that Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, had no trouble making on the record.
He’s kind of right about NATO. Kind of right about immigration. He grew the economy quite well. Tax reform worked. He was right about some of China.
“As a CEO of a multinational global business, what you think would be better for the business?”
“I have to be prepared for both. I will be prepared for both. We will deal with both. My company will survive and thrive in both.”
“I love Jamie Dimon saying tax reform worked. JP Morgan got an enormous tax cut like every other corporation. It worked. The global financial elites of Davos will be just fine because the Trump tax cuts were great for them.
“As everyday Americans consider how our reinvigorated, revenge-seeking President Trump will stick it to the left and to immigrants, to gay and trans folks, to women seeking bodily autonomy, it’s absolutely clear to me that while a second Trump term threatens American democracy and threatens a lot of Americans, it sure does not threaten America’s Davos set.”