The Heat: US economy under Trump administration

The Heat

U.S. Economy

U.S. President Donald Trump has long touted his ability as a deal maker.

And under his “America First” campaign, Trump and his economic team have made big promises about U.S. economic growth.

One of his biggest accomplishments, the tax reform bill, has significantly lowered taxes for corporations from 35 percent to 21 percent.

President Trump has also loosened environmental regulations and supported controversial projects such as the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline.

In his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump said deregulation has made a big difference for American workers.

To discuss all of this:

  • Elizabeth Larus is a professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington.
  • Chris Versace is a chief investment officer with Tematica Research.
  • Joe Minarik is a senior vice president and director of research with the Committee for Economic Development.
  • Brian Bosche is chief executive officer at The Millennial Solution. 

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