“Thank you Mr President for your inspiring speech”

Trump declares the U.S. is ‘open for business’ in Davos, as he tells global bigwigs ‘America First does not mean America alone. Speeches on the vid begin around 4:45 in. PDT at around 8:30.

  • President Donald Trump defended his aggressive trade posture before world leaders and business moguls in Davos
  •  He declared the U.S. ‘open for business’
  •  Trump also tried to explain how he would cooperate with other nations
  • Trump has said he’ll withdraw from global climate pacts and trade deals 
  • ‘I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their countries first also’
  • Pitches investment in the USA 
  • ‘America is roaring back and now is the time to invest in the future of America’
  • Says he’ll ‘denuke the Korean peninsula’ 
  • Hails retaking ISIS territory ‘once held by these killers in Iraq and Syria’

The words in the heading are from the President of the World Economic Forum.

UPDATE: The text of Remarks by President Trump to the World Economic Forum.

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84 Responses to “Thank you Mr President for your inspiring speech”

  1. BorisG

    How do you defend Trump going to Davos in the first place? Useless place even in my book.

  2. RobK

    How do you defend Trump going to Davos in the first place? 

    Let them know there’s nowhere to hide.☺

  3. J.H.

    LOL… Trump turned up at their little Globalist get together and pissed on their parade…. They can’t get away from him.

  4. Tom

    Trump has become a political rock star. The threatened mass walkout by corporate leftard zombies never eventuated because they were transfixed by the guy who is rewriting how politics and economics are practised. The cut-through in the speech was simple and devastating: Big Government mega-taxation and regulation are bad for workers and corporate leaders have to take responsibility for the millions of ordinary people their actions affect.

    The Euro idiots in the room are now utterly exposed: the EU’s Big Government socialist shakedown is totally uncompetitive with Trump’s America. In the next five years, there are going to be trillions of dollars of new Euro investment in the USA, a Euro investment drought at home and massive pressure on the EU to downsize.

    Trump’s Davos speech was an earthquake for the global economy.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Not sure about the Korea thing. The only country to give up nukes was South Africa, and that isn’t working out well at all for the people who did the giving up.

    I suspect the only non-catastrophic outcome would be for Trump to quarantine the Norks and ignore them.

  6. Cui bono

    Journos booed him. All we need to know.

  7. Shy Ted

    Priorities please. SHY was also there. We want to here the President of the World Economic Forum say, “thank you fattie for your incoherent babble and tears”.

  8. herodotus

    The BBC overnight tried to find something outrageous in his speech, failed, and fell back on things like “nothing new there, really”, and “the upswing had already started under Obama”.
    Pathetic.

  9. Tel

    ‘America is roaring back and now is the time to invest in the future of America’

    I laughed when Peter Schiff talked about his interview with Alex Jones and the take way comment was this — when even Alex Jones has come out of his bomb shelter and started getting exuberant about the US economy, you know something has to go wrong.

    So there you go, Peter Schiff is the very last man openly bearish on US stocks.

  10. OldOzzie

    OH for this in Australian Politicians, both Federal and State – From Trump’s Speech at Davos

    Now is the perfect time to bring your business, your jobs, and your investments to the United States. This is especially true because we have undertaken the most extensive regulatory reduction ever conceived. Regulation is stealth taxation. The U.S., like many other countries, unelected bureaucrats — and we have — believe me, we have them all over the place — and they’ve imposed crushing and anti-business and anti-worker regulations on our citizens with no vote, no legislative debate, and no real accountability.

    In America, those days are over. I pledged to eliminate two unnecessary regulations for every one new regulation. We have succeeded beyond our highest expectations. Instead of 2 for 1, we have cut 22 burdensome regulations for every 1 new rule. We are freeing our businesses and workers so they can thrive and flourish as never before. We are creating an environment that attracts capital, invites investment, and rewards production.

    Trump’s whole Davos Speech is Inspiring

  11. egg_

    How do you defend Trump going to Davos in the first place? Useless place even in my book.

    Troll heads the commentary – quelle surprise.

  12. Malcolm

    Inspiring? You’ve got to be kidding. The man can’t string together a sentence and is repetitive. The antithesis of inspirational, oh and by the way, your hero has just sold you out. He is going full on democrat for the dreamers.

  13. egg_

    “the upswing had already started under Obama”

    “I’m here all week – try the Swedish meatballs”.

  14. H B Bear

    Priorities please. SHY was also there.

    To be fair, there are plenty of other people their from failed, mendicant States also. I doubt many of them have $50bn make work schemes to try and save a few parliamentary seats though.

  15. Malcolm
    #2620712, posted on January 27, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Inspiring? You’ve got to be kidding. The man can’t string together a sentence and is repetitive. The antithesis of inspirational, oh and by the way, your hero has just sold you out. He is going full on democrat for the dreamers.

    Funny that 60 millions of Americans understood him during the campaign. Politics is about communication. The fact that the man was elected as the President of the US proves your assertion wrong.
    Maybe it’s not so much his “sentence stringing” but more about your lack of (refusal?) understanding.

    Regards ‘Dreamers’, even the US media and the Democrats don’t know what Trump is going to do about them, yet you claim to know? HOW? You can’t even understand the man, you told us so.

  16. Snoopy

    oh and by the way, your hero has just sold you out. He is going full on democrat for the dreamers.

    If true, why do you hate him so much, Malcolm?.

  17. H B Bear

    … the upswing had already started under Obama

    Bwhahahaaa. The Left loves a [fake] narrative. The Magic Negro carefully suppressed the upswing for 8 years until the Republicans won the election.

  18. Tom

    The man can’t string together a sentence and is repetitive.

    Hi, Mal! I’m guessing that, with Kates Derangement and Trump Derangement, you also have Abbott Derangement. The prescriptions must be costing you a fortune! (Woops. I forgot you are a tax-hoovering parasite so you never pay for anything).

  19. Roger

    ‘I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their countries first also’

    Our leaders put the UN first.

  20. Mother Lode

    Malcolm’s namesake is a great communicator.

    And look at the stellar government he leads!

    With the practiced ease of a synchronised swimming team they all fall on their backs hoping to have their bellies rubbed by the invincible twin forces of the Greens and the ABC.

  21. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Malcolm at 8:59 am:

    “Inspiring? …” followed by some simple glib nothingness …

    You forgot to write something childish about Steve Kates, boofhead.

  22. egg_

    hoping to have their bellies rubbed by the invincible twin forces of the Greens and the ABC.

    Like being fondled by sideshow alley.

  23. egg_

    Like being fondled by sideshow alley.

    Sad.

  24. stackja

    Remarks by President Trump to the World Economic Forum
    FOREIGN POLICY

    Issued on: January 26, 2018

    World Economic Forum Congress Centre
    Davos, Switzerland

    2:02 P.M. CET

    PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you, Klaus, very much. It’s a privilege to be here at this forum where leaders in business, science, art, diplomacy, and world affairs have gathered for many, many years to discuss how we can advance prosperity, security, and peace.

    I’m here today to represent the interests of the American people and to affirm America’s friendship and partnership in building a better world.

    Like all nations represented at this great forum, America hopes for a future in which everyone can prosper, and every child can grow up free from violence, poverty, and fear.

    Over the past year, we have made extraordinary strides in the U.S. We’re lifting up forgotten communities, creating exciting new opportunities, and helping every American find their path to the American Dream — the dream of a great job, a safe home, and a better life for their children.

    After years of stagnation, the United States is once again experiencing strong economic growth. The stock market is smashing one record after another, and has added more than $7 trillion in new wealth since my election. Consumer confidence, business confidence, and manufacturing confidence are the highest they have been in many decades.

    Since my election, we’ve created 2.4 million jobs, and that number is going up very, very substantially. Small-business optimism is at an all-time high. New unemployment claims are near the lowest we’ve seen in almost half a century. African American unemployment has reached the lowest rate ever recorded in the United States, and so has unemployment among Hispanic Americans.

    The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America. I’m here to deliver a simple message: There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest, and to grow in the United States. America is open for business, and we are competitive once again.

    The American economy is by far the largest in the world, and we’ve just enacted the most significant tax cuts and reform in American history. We’ve massively cut taxes for the middle class and small businesses to let working families keep more of their hard-earned money. We lowered our corporate tax rate from 35 percent, all the way down to 21 percent. As a result, millions of workers have received tax cut bonuses from their employers in amounts as large as $3,000.

    The tax cut bill is expected to raise the average American’s household income by more than $4,000. The world’s largest company, Apple, announced plans to bring $245 billion in overseas profits home to America. Their total investment into the United States economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years.

    Now is the perfect time to bring your business, your jobs, and your investments to the United States. This is especially true because we have undertaken the most extensive regulatory reduction ever conceived. Regulation is stealth taxation. The U.S., like many other countries, unelected bureaucrats — and we have — believe me, we have them all over the place — and they’ve imposed crushing and anti-business and anti-worker regulations on our citizens with no vote, no legislative debate, and no real accountability.

    In America, those days are over. I pledged to eliminate two unnecessary regulations for every one new regulation. We have succeeded beyond our highest expectations. Instead of 2 for 1, we have cut 22 burdensome regulations for every 1 new rule. We are freeing our businesses and workers so they can thrive and flourish as never before. We are creating an environment that attracts capital, invites investment, and rewards production.

    America is the place to do business. So come to America, where you can innovate, create, and build. I believe in America. As President of the United States, I will always put America first, just like the leaders of other countries should put their country first also.

    But America first does not mean America alone. When the United States grows, so does the world. American prosperity has created countless jobs all around the globe, and the drive for excellence, creativity, and innovation in the U.S. has led to important discoveries that help people everywhere live more prosperous and far healthier lives.

    As the United States pursues domestic reforms to unleash jobs and growth, we are also working to reform the international trading system so that it promotes broadly shared prosperity and rewards to those who play by the rules.

    We cannot have free and open trade if some countries exploit the system at the expense of others. We support free trade, but it needs to be fair and it needs to be reciprocal. Because, in the end, unfair trade undermines us all.

    The United States 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 U.S., but around the globe.

    Just like we expect the leaders of other countries to protect their interests, as President of the United States, I will always protect the interests of our country, our companies, and our workers.

    We will enforce our trade laws and restore integrity to our trading system. Only by insisting on fair and reciprocal trade can we create a system that works not just for the U.S. but for all nations.

    As I have said, the United States is prepared to negotiate mutually beneficial, bilateral trade agreements with all countries. This will include the countries in TPP, which are very important. We have agreements with several of them already. We would consider negotiating with the rest, either individually, or perhaps as a group, if it is in the interests of all.

    My administration is also taking swift action in other ways to restore American confidence and independence. We are lifting self-imposed restrictions on energy production to provide affordable power to our citizens and businesses, and to promote energy security for our friends all around the world. No country should be held hostage to a single provider of energy.

    America is roaring back, and now is the time to invest in the future of America. We have dramatically cut taxes to make America competitive. We are eliminating burdensome regulations at a record pace. We are reforming the bureaucracy to make it lean, responsive, and accountable. And we are ensuring our laws are enforced fairly.

    We have the best colleges and universities in the world, and we have the best workers in the world. Energy is abundant and affordable. There has never been a better time to come to America.

    We are also making historic investments in the American military because we cannot have prosperity without security. To make the world safer from rogue regimes, terrorism, and revisionist powers, we are asking our friends and allies to invest in their own defenses and to meet their financial obligations. Our common security requires everyone to contribute their fair share.

    My administration is proud to have led historic efforts, at the United Nations Security Council and all around the world, to unite all civilized nations in our campaign of maximum pressure to de-nuke the Korean Peninsula. We continue to call on partners to confront Iran’s support for terrorists and block Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon.

    We’re also working with allies and partners to destroy jihadist terrorist organizations such as ISIS, and very successfully so. The United States is leading a very broad coalition to deny terrorists control of their territory and populations, to cut off their funding, and to discredit their wicked ideology.

    I am pleased to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has retaken almost 100 percent of the territory once held by these killers in Iraq and Syria. There is still more fighting and work to be done and to consolidate our gains. We are committed to ensuring that Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven for terrorists who want to commit mass murder to our civilian populations. I want to thank those nations represented here today that have joined in these crucial efforts. You are not just securing your own citizens, but saving lives and restoring hope for millions and millions of people.

    When it comes to terrorism, we will do whatever is necessary to protect our nation. We will defend our citizens and our borders. We are also securing our immigration system, as a matter of both national and economic security.

    America is a cutting-edge economy, but our immigration system is stuck in the past. We must replace our current system of extended-family chain migration with a merit-based system of admissions that selects new arrivals based on their ability to contribute to our economy, to support themselves financially, and to strengthen our country.

    In rebuilding America, we are also fully committed to developing our workforce. We are lifting people from dependence to independence, because we know the single best anti-poverty program is a very simple and very beautiful paycheck.

    To be successful, it is not enough to invest in our economy. We must invest in our people. When people are forgotten, the world becomes fractured. Only by hearing and responding to the voices of the forgotten can we create a bright future that is truly shared by all.

    The nation’s greatness is more than the sum of its production. A nation’s greatness is the sum of its citizens: the values, pride, love, devotion, and character of the people who call that nation home.

    From my first international G7 Summit, to the G20, to the U.N. General Assembly, to APEC, to the World Trade Organization, and today at the World Economic Forum, my administration has not only been present, but has driven our message that we are all stronger when free, sovereign nations cooperate toward shared goals and they cooperate toward shared dreams.

    Represented in this room are some of the remarkable citizens from all over the world. You are national leaders, business titans, industry giants, and many of the brightest minds in many fields.

    Each of you has the power to change hearts, transform lives, and shape your countries’ destinies. With this power comes an obligation, however — a duty of loyalty to the people, workers, and customers who have made you who you are.

    So together, let us resolve to use our power, our resources, and our voices, not just for ourselves, but for our people — to lift their burdens, to raise their hopes, and to empower their dreams; to protect their families, their communities, their histories, and their futures.

    That’s what we’re doing in America, and the results are totally unmistakable. It’s why new businesses and investment are flooding in. It’s why our unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in so many decades. It’s why America’s future has never been brighter.

    Today, I am inviting all of you to become part of this incredible future we are building together.

    Thank you to our hosts, thank you to the leaders and innovators in the audience. But most importantly, thank you to all of the hardworking men and women who do their duty each and every day, making this a better world for everyone. Together, let us send our love and our gratitude to make them, because they really make our countries run. They make our countries great.

    Thank you, and God bless you all. Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you very much.

    MR. SCHWAB: Thank you, Mr. President, for this inspiring speech. As it is tradition at the forum, I will ask you one or two questions.

    And my first question is, why is the tax reform — why has it been of such a high priority for your administration?

    PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, first of all, Klaus, I want to congratulate you. This is an incredible group of people. We had dinner last night with about 15 leaders of industry, none of whom I knew, but all of whom I’ve read about for years. And it was truly an incredible group. But I think I have 15 new friends. So this has been really great what you’ve done and putting it together, the economic forum.

    The tax reform was a dream of a lot of people over many years, but they weren’t able to get it done. Many people tried, and Ronald Reagan was really the last to make a meaningful cut and reform. And ours is cutting and reforming. We emphasize cut, but the reform is probably almost as important. We’ve wanted to do it. It is very tough, politically, to do it. Hard to believe that would be, but it is very, very tough. That’s why it hasn’t been done in close to 40 years.

    And once we got it going, it was going. And the big — and I wouldn’t say a total surprise, but one of the big things that happened and took place is AT&T and some others came out very early and they said they were going to pay thousands and thousands of dollars to people that work for their companies. And you have 300,000, 400,000, 500,000 people working for these companies, and all of a sudden it became like a big waterfall, a big, beautiful waterfall where so many companies are doing it. And even today they just announced many more. But every day they announce more and more. And now it’s a fight for who’s going to give the most. It started at 1,000, and now we have them up to 3,000.

    This is something that we didn’t anticipate. Oftentimes in business, things happen that you don’t anticipate. Usually that’s a bad thing, but this was a good thing. This came out of nowhere. Nobody ever thought of this as a possibility even. It wasn’t in the equation. We waited — we said, wait until February 1st when the checks start coming in. And people, Klaus, have a lot more money in their paycheck — because it’s not just a little money, this is a lot of money for people making a living doing whatever they may be doing.

    And we really though February 1st it was going to kick in and everybody was going to be — well, we haven’t even gotten there yet and it’s kicked in. And it’s had an incredible impact on the stock market and the stock prices. We’ve set 84 records since my election — record stock market prices, meaning we hit new highs 84 different times out of a one-year period. And that’s a great thing. And in all fairness, that was done before we passed the tax cuts and tax reform.

    So what happened is really something special. Then, as you know, and as I just said, Apple came in with $350 billion. And I tell you, I spoke with Tim Cook; I said, Tim, I will never consider this whole great run that we’ve made complete until you start building plants in the U.S. And I will tell you, this moved up very substantially. But when I heard 350, I thought he was talking — I thought they were talking $350 million. And, by the way, that’s a nice-sized plant. Not the greatest, but not bad. And they said, “No, sir. It’s $350 billion.” I said, that is something.

    Well, we have tremendous amounts of money, including my newfound friends from last night — great companies. They’re all investing. When one of the gentlemen said he’s putting in $2 billion because of the tax cuts, I said to myself, “Wow, he’s actually the cheap one in the group” — because they’re putting in massive numbers of billions of dollars.

    So I think you have a brand-new United States. You have a United States where people from all over the world are looking to come in and invest, and there’s just nothing like what’s happening.

    And I just want to finish by — I have a group of people that have been so — I have a whole lot of them, so I won’t introduce because then I’ll insult at least half of them. But I’ve had a group of people that worked so hard on this and other things.

    And we’re really doing — we had a great first year — so successful in so many different ways. And there’s a tremendous spirit. When you look at all of the different charts and polls, and you see, as an example, African American unemployment at the historic low — it’s never had a period of time like this. Same with Hispanic. Women at a 17-year low. It’s very heartwarming to see. But there’s a tremendous spirit in the United States. I would say it’s a spirit like I have never witnessed before. I’ve been here for awhile. I have never witnessed the spirit that our country has right now.

    So I just want to thank you all, and all those that are pouring billions of dollars into our country, or ten dollars into our country, we thank you very much. Thank you.

    MR. SCHWAB: Mr. President, I will ask you, maybe, a personal question. But before doing so, I’d just like to —

    PRESIDENT TRUMP: Sounds very interesting.

    MR. SCHWAB: — acknowledge that —

    PRESIDENT TRUMP: I didn’t know about this one.

    MR. SCHWAB: I would like to acknowledge the strong presence of your Cabinet members

    PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yes.

    MR. SCHWAB: — who tremendously contributed to the discussions the last (inaudible).

    PRESIDENT TRUMP: Good, I would like to do that. That’s very nice.

    MR. SCHWAB: Yeah. Now —

    PRESIDENT TRUMP: Steven, Wilbur, Gary, Robert, even my General and my various other generals, you know. We’re making our military protection a little bit better for us too. So thank you very much. Does everybody understand that? I think so. Thank you all for being here.

    MR. SCHWAB: Now my, maybe personal, question would be: What experience from your past have been most useful in preparing you for the Presidency?

    PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, being a businessman has been a great experience for me. I’ve loved it. I’ve always loved business. I’ve always been good at building things, and I’ve always been successful at making money. I’d buy things that would fail –that would be failures — and I’d turn them around and try and get them for the right price, and then I’d turn them around and make them successful. And I’ve been good at it. And that takes a certain ability.

    And, you know, historically, I guess, there’s never really been a businessman or businessperson elected President. It’s always been a general or a politician. Throughout history, it’s always been a general — you had to be a general — but mostly it was politicians. You never have a businessman.

    And then, in all fairness, I was saying to Klaus last night: Had the opposing party to me won — some of whom you backed, some of the people in the room — instead of being up almost 50 percent — the stock market is up since my election almost 50 percent — rather than that, I believe the stock market from that level, the initial level, would have been down close to 50 percent. That’s where we were heading. I really believe that — because they were going to put on massive new regulations. You couldn’t breathe. It was choking our country to death. And I was able to see that, Klaus, as a businessperson.

    The other thing is, I’ve always seemed to get, for whatever reason, a disproportionate amount of press or media. (Laughter.) Throughout my whole life — somebody will explain someday why — but I’ve always gotten a lot. (Laughter.) And as businessman I was always treated really well by the press. The numbers speak and things happen, but I’ve always really had a very good press. And it wasn’t until I became a politician that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious, and how fake the press can be. As the cameras start going off in the background. (Laughter.)

    But overall — I mean, the bottom line — somebody said, well, they couldn’t have been that bad because here we are — we’re President. And I think we’re doing a really great job with my team. I have a team of just tremendous people, and I think we’re doing a very special job. And I really believe it was time, and it was time to do that job, because I don’t think the United States would have done very well if it went through four or eight more years of regulation and, really, a very anti-business group of people.

    We have a very pro-business group. We have regulations cut to a level — in the history of our country, Klaus — this was reported recently. In one year we’ve cut more regulations in my administration than any other administration in four, eight, or sixteen years, in the one case. We’ve cut more regulations in one year, and we have a ways to go. I mean, we’re probably 50 percent done.

    And we’re going to have regulation. There’s nothing wrong with rules and regulations; you need them. But we’ve cut more than any administration ever in the history of our country, and we still have a ways to go. So I think between that and the tremendous tax cuts, we’ve really done something.

    And one other thing I said — and I saw it last night with some of the leaders and the businesspeople — I think I’ve been a cheerleader for our country, and everybody representing a company or a country has to be a cheerleader, or no matter what you do, it’s just not going to work. And the reason I’m a cheerleader is because it’s easy — because I love our country and I think we’re just doing really well.

    And we look forward to seeing you in America — special place — and where you are is a special place also.

    Thank you all very much. I appreciate it. (Applause.)

    MR. SCHWAB: Thank you. Thank you very much, Mr. President, for being with us.

    The World Economic Forum community, who is assembled here, will be certainly — and I quote you from the last piece of your remarks — will be certainly among “the hardworking men and women who do their duty each and every day making this world a better place for everyone.”

    Thank you very much for being with us.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you very much everybody. Thank you. (Applause.

    END

    2:30 P.M. CET

  25. Can someone clone Trump?
    If not the whole man, then at least his balls.
    And transplant them onto that swaggering tosser in Canberra?

  26. Muddy

    From stackja’s post of Trump’s speech at Davos:
    And the reason I’m a cheerleader is because it’s easy — because I love our country

  27. calli

    Regards ‘Dreamers’, even the US media and the Democrats don’t know what Trump is going to do about them, yet you claim to know? HOW? You can’t even understand the man, you told us so.

    Perfect, Baa.

  28. Tintarella di Luna

    And transplant them onto that swaggering tosser in Canberra?

    Which one? just two and so many swaggering tossers: The bent-eared Termite, Pyne Coffin, the Solvenian Hag, the Performing Stick Inscent (she’s has bolt-ons already so could be a balancing element), Mr Wrong, Gosh Friedchickenberger, the Invisible but Unmissable Minister for Defence?

  29. RobK

    How do you defend Trump going to Davos in the first place? 

    If you want to control weeds, its best to start at a thick infestation.

  30. Tinta, that’s the beauty of cloning – multiple testicles for transplant.
    Order about 200,000 for starters.

  31. Tintarella di Luna

    Order about 200,000 for starters.

    That would really accelerate gender fluidity

  32. Bruce of Newcastle

    oh and by the way, your hero has just sold you out. He is going full on democrat for the dreamers.

    I love Malcolm, he is the exact sort of critter Trump is tying into knots.

    Trump’s ‘go-yuuuuge’ ‘in-their-face’ DACA deal

    President Trump’s proposed deal with the Democrats on legalizing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in exchange for a border wall, an end to the visa lottery, and an end to chain migration, is drawing some cautions from the right, as Ed Straker’s piece on radio host Mark Levin’s thoughts shows.

    So offer what the Left say they want in exchange for the most important things the Right wants. I’d say that is straight out of “The Art of the Deal”.

    But I think another radio host, Bill Mitchell, paints what’s going on better. Far from this being a classic Republican cave-in, the DACA proposal probably a clever Trumpian deal to outsmart the Democrats and leave them out on their ear.

    And that is exactly what this offer is about. Trump knows quite well that Schumer can’t accept this deal, even though it gives three times as many citizenships for illegals that Obama promised. That’s because the Dems don’t want illegals legalized at all. It’s a political tactic they want to play for the next 7 years:

    Bill Mitchell
    @mitchellvii
    Democrats do not want amnesty for DACA recipients. They want #IdentityPolitics as a campaign issue for 11/18. Trump gets that and is denying them what they really want. Think strategic. #RedTsunami2018.
    8:15 PM – Jan 26, 2018 · West Palm Beach, FL

    That tweet is included in the story. RTWT to see the fine print on Trump’s offer which will absolutely infuriate the Dems and guarantee that they’ll reject the deal: the 12 year clause.

    Which brings the question why he’s made the offer. I believe the answer is simple: he knows the Dems will weasel out of any offer, so he has made this one as juicy as possible to feed the MSM chooks so they can’t spin it. That means the Dems are going to be the ones forced to reject an offer which is on the surface much better (and fairer) than Obama put up. Trump can now make hay with this for the next three years.

    The art of the deal includes knowing when a deal is not possible. The art of Sun Tzu is knowing how to use that knowledge to defeat your enemy.

  33. struth

    The reasons to go to Davos are obvious, once he does it.

    I would be the sort of person that sees it as a great opportunity to rid the world of it’s problems with just one bomb.
    He goes there and confronts them with reality and shows them to be the small minded shit and corporatist slime they are, and the raving socialists can’t confront the brutal facts so they cower and say nothing and the press throws some mud for them.
    Sad f…ks.
    People all over the world are now asking, what’s Davos?
    A good thing.

    That’s why he is President and blokes like me never will be.

  34. mh

    CIA Director Says Trump Understands Intel at the Level of a ’25-Year’ Veteran

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo complimented President Donald Trump’s ability to understand intelligence briefings Tuesday, saying the president’s grasp of the information is similar to that of a 25-year agency veteran.

    “I have seen 25-year intelligence professionals receive briefings. I would tell you that President Trump is the kind of recipient of our information at the same level that they are,” Pompeo told Marc A. Thiessen during a Q&A session with the American Enterprise Institute.

  35. Tel

    The Democrats will accept a deal where they get what they want now and promise something in return for the future.

    Of course, they have no intention of ever doing what they promise, but that’s to be expected.

  36. cynical1

    Hilary just sent out for fresh underwear…

  37. mh

    Have the global elites gathered in Davos tackled the world’s greatest threat, global warming?

  38. stackja

    mh
    #2620839, posted on January 27, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    I am shocked.

  39. calli

    Donald Trump booed at Davos after attacking ‘nasty, mean, fake’ press

    The press booed Trump because he called them names. Children treated like children behave like children. Stop the presses!

  40. Dr Faustus

    The NYT grudgingly opines differently to the mob:

    Trump Arrived in Davos as a Party Wrecker. He Leaves Praised as a Pragmatist.

    By most people:

    As she departed Mr. Trump’s speech, Lyn Cobley, chief executive of Westpac Institutional Bank, Australia’s oldest bank, took home the message that the United States was eager for investment. But she could not shake her discomfort with the messenger.

    “As a female, the things we found out about him prior to his taking office, I find very disturbing,” she said. “It was a very pro-business speech, but you’re always left questioning his intent.”

    So, an expressly ‘female’ intuition on Trump’s intent.

    You’re worried he might (or might not) talk rudely about grabbing your pussy? Or a potential pussy-grabber might not be trusted to actually be pro-business? Or trusted at all?

    Or alternatively you may be compromised doing your job properly because you can’t seperate your personal dislike of an unlikeable man from the message you went to Davos at considerable trouble and expense to receive.

  41. John Constantine

    Australia’s big banks send Stalinist agents to David to plot the purging of the Anglosphere freedom heresy and to transform us into Zimbostralia in the South Pacific.

    If the government effectively underwrites the Australian banking sector, why can’t we split the filers up?.

    Why not underwrite McDonald’s to install banking robots, so people can have well lit secure 24/7 places to do banking, instead of banking with On-the-street robots like the aid scumbank sector now demand.
    And Maccas has clean dunnies as well.

    Can block chain save us from our communist banks?.

  42. John Constantine

    Davos, not David. Damn spellfilth.

  43. Bruce of Newcastle

    Why not underwrite McDonald’s

    Trump already has. 😀

    Trump still scarfing down burgers despite doctor’s orders

    A week after President Trump’s physician told him to clean up his fast food-filled diet, the commander-in-chief was still scarfing down burgers and fries, a sly Sen. Chuck Schumer revealed in an interview published Friday.

    “I am trying to lose a little weight. So I have for lunch usually a cheeseburger with no bun … And [Trump] had a cheeseburger with a bun and a whole lot of french fries,” the Big Apple Democrat told the New York Times’ “The Daily” podcast of their Jan. 19 meeting amid the government shutdown.

    “I said, ‘You’re not really paying a lot of attention to your diet.’ He said ‘no.’”

    Just days earlier, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson had told reporters he’d advised the McDonald’s-loving world leader to lay off the junk food.

    He eats what America eats.
    And that explodes lefty heads.
    Awesome!

  44. Rayvic

    The Trump speech was not reported on positively by the ABC nor the Fairfax press. Strange that!

  45. John Constantine

    Healthier to eat an anonymous cheeseburger from Maccas than to go to trendy and exclusive fine dining and have diseased lefty spit and gobbies all over your food.
    Why are all the health drinks gorbie green and chunky?.

    Does your heart good to imagine how many gay commo activists have licked Chrissy pynes cutlery and spat in his meals.

  46. Muddy

    The Trump speech was not reported on positively by the ABC nor the Fairfax press. Strange that!

    An amazing opportunity exists for a courageous politician to make the point that the feral media are treating their audience as morons. By initially targeting just one section of the media, there may be a potential to encourage other media elements to turn on their own. Of course, the means of delivering that message, that the feral elite are just that, is another challenge. But I still believe that the opportunity to stand out is available.

    Digressing slightly, this is what I’d like to see the Australian Conservatives do: launch a blistering, sustained (but strategically well-planned) attack on both the media and the Liberals. Otherwise I fear they will simply be pocket-warmers.

  47. Dr Fred Lenin

    The best way to face an insidious threat is to confront it ,thats the Trump way,no crawling to the lefty media and their soros funded masters ,put your fists up and challenge the cowardly filth . The davos gang is full of sneaky weak people who go to water when confronted ,just look at turnbulls shower ,not a bit of guts amongst them The davos gang must be in disarray as Trump confonts all their carefully crafted sleazy plans and exposes them for the fascists they are .love to see him expose the criminals obama ,corey ,meuller,soros ,gore etc , and the clintons and charge them , throw in a few commo “republicans “too show he is fair . The civilised West needs more like him .

  48. mh

    The Trump speech was not reported on positively by the ABC nor the Fairfax press. Strange that!

    How about The Australian?

  49. mh

    Oops, that comment was for the Open Forum.

  50. mh

    Correct thread. Sorry!

    My point being is News Corp is exactly the fucking same as the ABC and Fairfax.

  51. Bruce of Newcastle

    Have the global elites gathered in Davos tackled the world’s greatest threat, global warming?

    Yes.

    Mega Blizzard Complicates Travels At Conference On Global Warming

    World leaders are worried that a massive blizzard could derail their opportunity to talk about solutions to global warming at a major economic conference in Switzerland.

    Snowflakes are canvassing Davos in nearly six feet of snow. Snow kept pounding the valleys and areas surrounding the town Monday night, causing plutocrats, members of the media, and world business leaders to slip and slide on their way to various conferences at this year’s World Economic Forum.

    Some participants say it’s the worst snow storm they’ve seen at the conference in years.

    And if you were wondering about the Gore Effect… yes Al Gore is there.

  52. duncanm

    Trump’s right – the response is amazing.

    Apple – $350B and 20k jobs over 5 years. $2500 stock bonuses for all employees.

    Apple announces plans to repatriate billions in overseas cash, says it will contribute $350 billion to the US economy over the next 5 years

    Apple says the new tax law will help it contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years.
    It says it will create 20,000 new jobs and open a new campus.
    Apple expects to pay about $38 billion in taxes for the horde of cash it plans to bring back to the United States.

    AT&T – bonuses and an extra $1B capital investment

    AT&T said in a press release Wednesday that it would give more than 200,000 of its U.S. workers who are union members a special bonus of $1,000. The company also increased its capital expenditures budget by $1 billion in the U.S.

    Meanwhile, banks and others are whining because their deferred tax credits have been hit.

    Ireland and others might be sweating in their jocks.

  53. mh

    There is one media exception, Fox News. There is nothing too intellectual here, but a good summary:

  54. nerblnob

    Trump is clearly a guy who goes in hard to shift the centre in his preferred direction, then he can afford to make concessions.

    That is pretty much the shape of every business negotiation I’ve been involved in. And union demands too, back in the day when I was a rank and file (closed shop compulsory) member.
    So it’s nothing unusual.

    How come none of the commentariat understand this? Do they know nothing about tactics?

    They talk as if these concessions were a backdown caused by their finger wagging.

  55. max

    “fair trade” by Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell

    Since “fair” is one of those words that can mean virtually anything to anybody, what this amounts to is that politicians can pile on whatever restrictions they want, in the name of fairness, and still claim to be for “free trade.”

    If there is ever a contest to pick which word has done the most damage to people’s thinking, and to actions to carry out that thinking, my nomination would be the word “fair.” It is a word thrown around by far more people than have ever bothered to even try to define it.

    By the way, all trade is fair in the eyes of the parties trading, or else they would not trade.

    Trade occurs between individuals in one country, through intermediaries, with individuals in another country.

    Mercantilists have absolutely no argument when we recognize that trade is mostly between individuals. Mercantilists pretend that trade occurs between nations such as U.S. trading with England or Japan to appeal to our jingoism.

    The “free trade but fair trade” lobby finds it more effective to pursue their agenda by stealth — namely intimidate and bribe congressmen into enacting tariffs and quotas

    We will all have to pay a cost for political restrictions and political cleverness, since there is no free lunch.

    In fact, free lunches are a big part of the reason for once-prosperous regions declining into rust belts.

  56. Rob MW

    Trump might not be a politician however he is definitely better at playing chicken with the left than the establishment and RINOs.

    Case in point: (know in advance the reaction & answer or rejection) – Trump offers to illegals one million more than the Democrats will offer on amnesty and a pathway to citizenship in return for the ‘Wall’, end to chain-migration and an end visa lottery.

    So how do the illegals and Democrats answer Trump’s offer of the extra 1,000,000 ? (a) – stick it up your arse mate, you white supremacist prick !!!

    Already knowing how his offer will be treated and rejected by the open border socialist shit-heads and prospective new imported Democrat voting base, and with DACA ending in March exposing an extra 800,000 illegals to deportation; Trump now removes the offer from the table and gets a spike to continue selling the Cotton overhaul of the migration system to be a skills based system, the Wall, end to chain-migration and an end visa lottery.

    The Democrats are not only losing the possibility of a pathway for the 800,000 DACA recipients but they just lost an additional 1,000,000 voters with no way to put them back onto the negotiating table. Negotiations have now reached an impasse based solely on “Resistance” to everything Trump and showcases the absolute display of cognitive dissonance by Democrats.

    Setting aside Trump’s base ‘jumping the shark’ on the offer, Trump wins the political steak & eggs of the day by effectively removing the Democrats and the proponents of illegal migration from any input into overhauling the immigration system, scream as they will.

    Trump now only has to negotiate with a couple of Senate RINOs and if successful, Mitch McConnell deploys the Nuclear Option (changing the Senate rules to a simple majority) and the US introduces an overhauled migration system including the ‘Wall’.

    Smart politics 101.

  57. Defender of the faith

    Trump fits in perfectly at Davos. The audience mostly is bored rich people with barely any interest other than entertainment and self aggrandisement. A kind of delusion hq of the irrelevant seeking relevance. Klaus is a bit of a spiv like trump but managed to weather his early controversies to make a good quid out of bullshit. Anyone who’s been would tell you it’s a glorious and weird freak show. They would have ben upset that trump didn’t do his usual freak act. Maybe next time.

  58. candy

    D. Trump is doing/attempting strongly to do what he was elected for. that’s the main thing always.

    Well except for the North Korea stuff. I think that was a mistake and perhaps he fell into that when the media pressure was so very huge and he looked for a distraction. It seems pointless.

    I always wish the best for him, because he means the best for America.

  59. Robber Baron

    What’s good for America is good for the world. Trump is promoting capitalism and freedom. He is leading for humanity.

    In contrast….we have Turnbull. Lol.

  60. OldOzzie

    Trump Winning

    Jack Mintz: If Trudeau ever accepts reality, here’s how he can save Canada’s competitiveness

    If Canada fails to respond to America’s resurgent competitiveness, it’s at our peril. The old rules no longer apply

    U.S. tax reform has changed everything — even if the prime minister refuses to believe it. Justin Trudeau evidently missed the news that companies in the U.S. have been using the sudden shift to lower corporate taxes to shower bonuses and raises on workers, and plowing yet more investment into new productivity and growth. In his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos Tuesday, Trudeau offered his own ill-informed approach, saying he would refuse to try competing with U.S. business tax cuts because “People have been taken advantage of, losing their jobs and their livelihoods … (as) companies avoid taxes and boost record profits with one hand, while slashing benefits with the other.”

    This is no time for clapped-out anti-corporate cant. If Canada fails to respond to America’s resurgent competitiveness, it’s at our peril. The old rules no longer apply. Pre-2018, companies looking to invest in North America knew they had a business tax advantage in Canada, even though it suffered from having smaller market than the U.S., a weaker labour pool and colder climate. With NAFTA, businesses operating in Canada could also count on decent access to the U.S. market, despite all the border frictions that come from dealing with two different regulatory systems.

    We now tax large corporate investments by about 10-per-cent more compared to the U.S. Our personal income and sales taxes are higher. And we’re increasing levies on energy, which was already being taxed higher than in the U.S. Small- and medium-sized business owners in the U.S. will be paying lower taxes than ours by a wide margin.

    We aren’t just about to lose a whole lot of business. Our governments can expect to see revenues take a long slide. Tax reform turned already competitive corporate tax rates in states like Ohio, Washington and Texas into a much better deal than what Canada offers, which will encourage companies to shift corporate profits south.

  61. Chris M

    Why does Westpac always employ token feminists for CEO?

    Lyn Cobley, chief executive of Westpac Institutional Bank, Australia’s oldest bank, took home the message that the United States was eager for investment. But she could not shake her discomfort with the messenger.

    Hey lady, you may owe your banks existence to the US – recall that only 10 years ago Westpac received emergency funding directly from the US Federal Reserve Bank in order to stay afloat in the GFC. And that was nothing, wait till the Australian property market tanks…

  62. Jimf

    Was Lyn Cobley wearing her pussy hat? What a fucking embarrassment.

  63. EvilElvis

    Fucking no surprise there from Westpac quota appointee CEO. Have a look at your own backyard and try to shake your discomfort. Shit attitudes, shit staff, shit service. And the media can bite a big one to, fucking snotty nosed, millennial, hipster fucks getting a good old laugh on the radio reading the news that journos booed Trump. Plenty of us are booing you, you fucking idiots who have no self awareness.

  64. Boris

    Funny that 60 millions of Americans understood him during the campaign. Politics is about communication. The fact that the man was elected as the President of the US proves your assertion wrong.

    I agree with this sentiment. I may not like trumps speeches but I am not the target audience. Suggesting that he is dumb, incoherent etc is short sighted. He has a gift of speaking directly to his target audience and he knows what to say and how to say it. People tend to belittle those who they don’t like but it is a silly thing to do as underestimating your opponent will always backfire.

    Trump has some similarity with Yeltsin and Raegan for that matter. Not interested in technical details but good with the big picture.

    But, I hear you say, the devil is in detail. Actually in many cases it isn’t. But where it is, like in health care, he is likely to fail.

  65. Texas Jack

    Dennis Prager fesses up;

    I was wrong. My opposition to Donald Trump was wrong, in retrospect. I was wrong. I had friends who supported him, and I didn’t understand them. I said, “Are you not aware of what he said about John McCain? Isn’t that enough to disqualify the guy?” They perceived in him what I did not perceive in him, that these over-the-top statements – as objectionable as the statements themselves may be, and none of them defended the statements – nevertheless, what they perceived was accurate: a man who doesn’t give a damn about what the press says about him. That is the only way to govern. It is the only way to advance the principles of conservatism in the United States is to not give a damn.

    Who among our mostly piss weak Australian conservatives “doesn’t give a damn about what the press says”….? Abbott? Abetz? Probably, mostly. And I like Craig Kelly for his gritty persistence, but even Bernardi likes to be a bit more careful with his on-line messaging than he really needs to be. Trump’s actually showing them up and showing the way. A way. The way. Whatever, when his approval starts to turn competitive the lesson will be stark.

  66. Talk of davos reminds me of the globalist Internationale which thought it chic to donate funds to the Clinton Foundation to further the cause. Hot off the press from Trumpland comes the news this morning that the Feds are now investigating the illegal donation of $80,000,000 from the Australian Govermnent over ten years of which the major portion was during the Gillard term! Wonder if it will be shown to have been illegal in Oz as well? The govt would not have even received a tax deduction! (Sorry can’t post the link)

  67. MichelLasouris

    Well, I dunno. President Trump may, or again, he not, have called African countries “shitholes” I wasn’t there. And neither were 99.9999% of the Press. However that hasn’t stopped them repeating the alleged comment over, and over, and over. By perpetuating this truth/myth, they display their own Raaaaaaacism. And that’s a fact , for sure.

  68. Indolent

    Strangely, the Democrats have rejected this. With prejudice. It is now quite obvious (and probably obvious to Trump beforehand) that the last thing they want is amnesty. What they want is to keep this issue to bash Trump over the head with at the elections later this year.

  69. Tel

    Delingpole gets all gushy.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/26/delingpole-apocalypse-trump-is-unleashed-on-davos/

    Trump is offering the world a choice: one that has not been properly articulated by any Western leader since the era of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. Do you choose to follow United States down the path of freedom, liberalised markets, low taxes, minimal government, civil order, security, controlled immigration, the pursuit of an acknowledged national interest? Or do you still want to follow Davos Man down the globalist path towards more regulation, more immigration, higher taxes and general embarrassment about the achievements of Western Civilization? Your move…

    I don’t think it’s quite as simple as that. Reagan talked a lot about small government, but never delivered. Thatcher tried to impose a poll tax, which was bloody stupid and set back free market politics by decades.

    The “Davos Man” mentality has made a lot of people wealthy. It’s done wonders for the Chinese and other Asian nations, just for starters. The Indians have done OK too.

  70. Entropy

    The Democrats are not only losing the possibility of a pathway for the 800,000 DACA recipients but they just lost an additional 1,000,000 voters with no way to put them back onto the negotiating table. Negotiations have now reached an impasse based solely on “Resistance” to everything Trump and showcases the absolute display of cognitive dissonance by Democrats.

    I like your
    logical optimism there, Rob. Unfortunately, these people will always believe the Dems will look after them unlike those nasty republicans. It’s the feels. And never being called on it by the media.

  71. egg_

    ABCTV News Breakfast

    Deborah Elms, Asian Trade Centre:

    TPP gives Oz farmers access to Japan, very good market, displacing the US.

  72. duncanm

    Dr Faustus
    #2620916, posted on January 27, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    As she departed Mr. Trump’s speech, Lyn Cobley, chief executive of Westpac Institutional Bank, Australia’s oldest bank, took home the message that the United States was eager for investment. But she could not shake her discomfort with the messenger.

    “As a female, the things we found out about him prior to his taking office, I find very disturbing,” she said. “It was a very pro-business speech, but you’re always left questioning his intent.”

    Or alternatively you may be compromised doing your job properly because you can’t seperate your personal dislike of an unlikeable man from the message you went to Davos at considerable trouble and expense to receive.

    Exactly,

    that’s an incredibly revealing quote.. and shows exactly why elevating people to these positions based on sex rather than competence is just bloody dangerous.

    By revealing that her decisions as CEO of Westpac can be affected by media scuttlebutt of personal behaviour, she admits that she is not suitable for the position.

  73. Boris

    what they perceived was accurate: a man who doesn’t give a damn about what the press says about him. That is the only way to govern. It is the only way to advance the principles of conservatism in the United States is to not give a damn.

    This may be a good thing but the statements themselves matter too. Some of these statements are fundamentally wrong and not just in the eyes of the press.

    We may ignore media’s criticism of trump but this does not mean that he is a saint and should not be cricizwd when we disagree with him.

  74. egg_

    This may be a good thing but the statements themselves matter too. Some of these statements are fundamentally wrong and not just in the eyes of the press.

    Examples – rather than vague generalisations?

  75. J.H.

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2620677, posted on January 27, 2018 at 6:23 am
    Not sure about the Korea thing. The only country to give up nukes was South Africa, and that isn’t working out well at all for the people who did the giving up.——————————————————————————
    There’s another country that gave up their nukes Bruce…. The Ukraine. It was the World’s 3rd largest nuclear power after the break up of the Soviet Union…. The Ukraine unilaterally gave up its nuclear arsenal in exchange that the major powers and the UN would recognize and protect their borders and sovereignty…. The Russian Federation, USA, UK and France signed treaties to that extent….. and twenty years later Putin’s Russia invaded the Ukraine annexed the Ukraine’s Crimean peninsular while clandestinely mounting an invasion of the Donbas region of the Ukraine under the guise of a “popular uprising”.

    If the Ukraine still had their 1800 nuclear weapons, Putin would never have dared to do what he did…. and in that, is a cautionary tale for any country that gives up its nuclear weapons or does not pursue the option of obtaining them….. In effect, the World gave up on nuclear non proliferation when they stood by and let Putin annex the Crimea.

  76. Tom

    Thanks, Tel. Delingpole’s commentary on Trump’s Davos speech is essential reading, IMO.

  77. nerblnob

    Well said JH.

    I was going to mention Ukraine, the most obvious riposte to unilateral disarmament to anyone who takes notice of actual events rather than media spin.

    As with Trump, the question is how many people do take notice.

    CEOs of banks don’t speak frankly anymore. They are spooked by media and political attacks. I’d expect any of them, make or female or intersex, to add some caveat like Cobley did. Whether she inserted the obligatory disapproval spontaneously, or was answering a leading question, I don’t know.

  78. nerblnob

    egg_
    #2621291, posted on January 28, 2018 at 9:56 am
    ABCTV News Breakfast

    Deborah Elms, Asian Trade Centre:

    TPP gives Oz farmers access to Japan, very good market, displacing the US.

    What will she say if it’s on again, this time including USA, and will anyone bring up the contradictions?

  79. John Constantine

    Gaddafi got raped up the arse with a bloody big knife while Hilary giggled that:

    We came, we saw, he died.

    If Gaddafi had have nuked up he would be alive now and Hussein Obama’s Arab spring would have been confined to wanking into Michelle’s sweat stained undies.

  80. BorisG

    If Gaddafi had have nuked up he would be alive now and Hussein Obama’s Arab spring would have been confined to wanking into Michelle’s sweat stained undies.

    Yeh by this logic we should give nukes to all rogue dictators and indeed every country on earth to ensure stability of every state… oh wait, that might be a little dangerous…

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