As we all know, it doesn’t matter where Trump is at or what he’s talking about, he’s going to end up making it all about him. And again, he didn’t fail to disappoint during a CNBC interview with Joe Kernen when he talked about his arrival to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum.
In the interview, he said:
‘I mean everybody’s talking. I just came out and some really wonderful people said, “Davos has never been like this.” This is like walking into the Academy Awards, except we have more photographers.’
Is Trump actually comparing the World Economic Forum to the Academy Awards? Seriously?
It should be noted that Trump is the first president to attend the World Economic Forum since President Bill Clinton. According to aides, Trump is pitching a low regulatory America with low taxes to bring in business.
‘Aides said ahead of the president’s speech that it would be a kind of pitch for the United States, where Trump is working to foster a new business climate of low taxes and limited regulations.’
That’s great and all. But, really? The Academy Awards? If people are going nuts over Trump, it’s probably just to see the spectacle and the ringleader of the circus that America has become thanks to his leadership.
During his interview with CNBC, he did not fail to deliver the gimmick that he’s the savior of the U.S. line he’s so good at hawking.
‘And without me being here and without what we’ve been doing including regulation, by the way, because I happen to think that regulation is as big as the tax cuts, okay? I think the tax cuts are incredible. But I think the regulations, the cutting of regulations – because the businesses couldn’t even – they couldn’t do anything. They were totally bound.’
He also touted the fact that major companies like Apple are moving back to America, raising wages, and giving out bonuses to employees. However, he failed to mention the fact that several of those companies made announcements after the positive announcements that they would be laying people off. According to Business Insider:
‘The retailer is removing 3,500 salaried co-managers and adding 1,700 assistant store managers.’
After raising wages, they made this move. So, yes they raised wages; however, they replaced the store managers, who would be paid more, with assistant store managers, who would be paid less. They are also closing 63 Sam’s Club locations. Walmart is still managing to get away with paying less to people, so Trump shouldn’t let that big hullabaloo over wage prices inflate his ego any more than it already is.
The World Economic Forum and events involving global leaders across the world are not celebrity events. They also don’t revolve around the “president.” The fact that he would even say that shows just how self-absorbed he is. He may be attracting crowds in Switzerland, but for him to think it’s just to admire him is foolish.
Our standing globally has dropped, and people just want to stare at the orange idiot that destroyed America’s integrity.
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