Trump shared a vision of economic progress in Davos
By Gary Cohn
January 28, 2018
At this year’s event, President Donald J. Trump shared with major business and political leaders from around the world his vision for and optimism in the American economy. They can once again look to the United States as one of the most competitive and lucrative places to invest in the world, because “America is open for business.”
Many people heard President Trump’s message that he will always put America first — just as all leaders must put their own citizens first.
Because he spent the last year putting America first, our economy is now resurgent. Massive tax cuts, deregulation, pro-growth energy policies and stronger trade practices are finally lifting the American economy out of a long period of stagnation. Growth is back, and millions of Americans are personally reaping the benefits.
For example, since we passed tax reform a little over a month ago, more than 255 companies (and counting) have announced significant new benefits — including bonuses, higher wages, and better retirement options — that benefit at least 3 million workers around the country.
Since taking office, President Trump has taken the principles of his America First vision to many corners of the globe. If this year’s World Economic Forum participants truly heed the President’s call and work together, this year’s meeting will not only have been meaningful — it also will be a moment of truly positive change for our world.