'Over-the-Top Optimism': Bartiromo Says Trump's Economic Message Is Being Heard Around the World
Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo said Friday that she believes President Trump's message of helping the "forgotten man" is being heard around the world.
"President Macron of France is here and he too was talking about lower taxes and helping the middle class. It seems like this Trump mentality, the idea that you want to really get to that forgotten man and woman is percolating across the world as well. I think people are hearing what he's saying," she said, describing a mood of "over-the-top optimism" in Davos for what 2018 will bring.
Trump spoke in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum, touting strong economic growth in the United States in his first year.
"There's nothing like what's happening," Trump said, pointing out record lows in unemployment among African-Americans, Hispanics and women.
"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," he told the audience.
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Bartiromo said economic growth is occurring all over the world, including Europe, Japan and emerging markets.
"This is the first time in a long time you're actually looking at synchronized growth across the world," she explained, noting there are risks from higher interest rates and inflation.
She agreed with President Trump's contention that the stock market would have sunk with a Hillary Clinton presidency, mostly due to increased regulations.
"The corporate side of the economy has been strangled by regulations. The red tape is being removed."
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