When it comes to speaking in front of a large crowd no one does it better than Donald Trump. At DAVOS Switzerland, Donald Trump made his debut at the World Economic Forum in front of everyone to deliver his speech which could be summed up as “Open for Business”. Even before Donald Trump took office, he has made it clear that he intends to bring the US back into the spotlight and stop handing out funds for free but would rather run it like a business.
"Growth is back, and millions of Americans are personally reaping the benefits." Read more from the Director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, on President Trump's vision of economic progress that he shared while in Davos: https://t.co/zArxWTHYiH
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 30, 2018
Donald Trump has seemingly been placing priorities of America above anything else which had many people concerned whether the President would initiate a trade war to force people to ally with the US but rather surprised almost everyone by using the platform to sell the world on the United States.
“The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America,”
“There’s never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the United States,” Trump said on stage.
Throughout his speech, Trump maintained the narrative that if the US succeeds everyone succeeds. Trump has made it clear that he intends to have friendly relations with every country but as the leader of the US, he would always place America First as other world leaders would naturally priorities the interests of their countries. “But America First does not mean America alone,” he said.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 29, 2018
While many expected the speech to be a clash of Civilizations, Donald Trump has proven yet again that when the situation calls for it that even he can wear his good boy pants and get his act together. The entire speech was centered around a virtual togetherness that didn’t come off as intimidating but rather more like “You help us, we help you”.
Even though many believed that Trump would try and take the credit for the rising stock market, he ultimately dedicated the improving economy to the people which does garner some praise. “It’s not enough to invest in our economy, we have to invest in our people,” he said. “Only then can we have a bright future that is shared by everyone.”
Trump wasn’t hesitant about how healthy the stock market is and how its “smashing one record after another,” while bringing more attention to his newly introduced tax laws that will help drive more investors. He made this one of his main selling points which are expected to help America’s working class and small businesses “keep more of their hard-earned money” by giving them tax cuts and reducing overall tax.
This is what real power looks like. CEOs, politicians, journalists watch in hushed silence as President Trump sweeps up the stairs. Davos becomes Versailles. pic.twitter.com/1G0J5lwTNY
— Joel Hills (@ITVJoel) January 25, 2018
But not everything was on the up which President Trump soon showed when the time came to talk about trade. While there were already concerned about tariffs being placed on imported solar panels and washing machines Trump took the time on Friday at Davos to clarify his claims to an extent. Trump has set his eyes on reforming the way the US handles trade which is something Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross agrees on. According to Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration is trying to fix the “incorrect policy decisions that our government and others made earlier in the process,” he said. Currently, things stand at a standstill while the rest of the world waits to see just exactly what these trading policies will prosperity to the US and beyond its borders.
But the president was far from done about talking about how they’re taking the hardline approach to trading. While most of the things about his speech had hints of a positive Trump managed to squeeze in a little-disguised reference to China, he said: “The US will no longer turn a blind eye to unfair economic practices including massive intellectual property theft, industrial subsidies, and pervasive state-led economic planning.”
“These and other predatory behaviors are distorting the global markets and harming businesses and workers not just in the US but around the globe.”
Overall, Trump’s speech ended up without any confrontation or any protests taking place or anyone walking out of the hall which was rumored to happen. Even Donald Trump predicted that his “positive message” to the World Economic Forum would be “very well received” and to a certain extent, he was right. This could largely be because of the fact that the present mostly stuck to the script rather than making some of his offhand remarks which have gotten him in trouble more than a few times. The crowd was most energetic and ended the address with a great applaud which is common at events like this.
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