“The World Economic Forum is lucky to have [Donald Trump] addressing them,” said CNBC host Becky Quick. Quick told industry journal TVNewser that Trump’s recent appearance in Davos, Switzerland, would make it “the perfect venue for us to get to the heart of what is powering the engine behind this amazing surge in global and domestic growth.” Though Quick says she’ll leave assigning credit to others, she allows, “It would be difficult to completely discount the instantaneous surge in the stock market that started the day after Donald Trump’s election and has continued ever since.”
Far from completely discounting it, a range of economists, like those cited in a recent AP article, simply note that the state of the economy writ large is still essentially that inherited from the previous administration; and as for investment growth, economists like Dean Baker have noted that not only have there been many periods in both the recent and …
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