Wonkblog 7 April 2018

Trump goes full ‘MAGA’ on the economy in year two

There’s a distinct shift unfolding in President Trump’s economic policy in his second year: He is moving from prioritizing a pro-business agenda of tax cuts and deregulation to a populist agenda of trade barriers and immigration restrictions. Put another way, he is deviating from the mainstream Republican agenda. For those who have known Trump for […]

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America’s first black billionaire says Trump economy has been good for African Americans

BET founder Robert L. Johnson, America’s first black billionaire, said during a CNBC appearance on Friday that black Americans should be encouraged by the growing economy under President Trump. “Something is going right,” said Johnson, owner and chairman of Bethesda-based asset management firm RLJ Companies. He cited the December jobs report showing that unemployment among […]

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