posted by like_that
To be fair to quaker, his post you quoted didn't give Trump all of the credit. I agree presidents cannot single handedly dictate the economy, but since nobody cries about EOs anymore (unless it's not their "team"), there are things they can do to promote/obstruct growth. In this case, I believe rolling back regulations have helped, especially with small businesses. On the flip side, his idiotic tariffs have not helped.
Tariffs and trade negotiations certainly haven't been a benefit but I think it's important to look at the long-term impact when it comes to trade. It's not like the trade deals are permanently done but rather it was certainly going to hurt a little in the beginning to get them changed from a more equitable agreement. When considering China....most everything they do is done with a long-term view including trade. Wish our government took more of this approach but unfortunately we have folks too often looking to get reelected ad it can come down to "what have you done lately".