Regardless of which side of the political fence you fall on, what matters most around any election are the policy implications. Taking the partisanship out of politics and looking strictly at the Trump policy promises, there is cause for optimism in business.
What Will it Look Like?
As I craft this edition of the column, we are still three weeks from Trump’s inauguration, however, by the time you read this we will all have a few weeks under our belts of what a Trump presidency is going to look like. Personally, I would not be surprised if we see changes on Day 1, and I have great expectations for the first 100 days. Of course, any changes to the fundamental macro outlook will take time to materialize as we navigate through the near-term uncertainty of political transition, but early moves by the Trump transition team offer some strategic direction of things to come.
On paper, if I were to list the issues and policy objectives each candidate ran under for U.S. president, Trump’s campaign scorecard appears to be more in line with a pro-business and pro-growth outlook.
To read the full version of this column which appeared in the February 2017 issue of The PCB Magazine, click here.