As we've stated, Mr. Trump won the presidency because of his economic vision.
He promised to stop American corporations from sending blue-collar jobs overseas:
Donald Trump in Delaware, Ohio, Oct. 20:
TRUMP: “Companies like Carrier are firing their workers and moving to Mexico. Ford is moving all of their small car production to Mexico. When I’m president, if a company wants to fire their workers and leave for Mexico or other countries then we will charge them a 35% tax when they wanna ship their products back into the United States, and they won’t leave, believe me.”
Now the Carrier Corporation says it will stay in Indianapolis, saving a thousand jobs.
There is no question that President-elect Trump, using Vice President-elect Mike Pence, put the arm on Carrier.
A president can do a lot of damage if he or she chooses to.
Carrier wised up fast and the folks know Trump is the reason:
ROBIN MAYNARD, CARRIER EMPLOYEE: “I would like to tell him thank you for going out of your way and taking your holiday away from your family and working on the Carrier and employees deal and sticking to your word and going to bat for all of us at Carrier.”
Now if Mr. Trump continues to fulfill promises, he will gain much needed support in Congress.
Right now, no Republican would dare defy Trump after a victory like Carrier.
In the long run, there are two things that Donald Trump needs to do to achieve a successful presidency.
The first is to foster an environment where good-paying jobs are created.
The second is to stop the chaotic enforcement of immigration law.
It is quite clear to Talking Points that the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton put the needs of immigrants, some of them here illegally, above the needs of working folks.
For the past eight years, President Obama has encouraged illegal alien amnesty for certain groups, sanctuary cities and a colossal welfare state.
Meanwhile, the folks out in Indiana and other places were being laid off because corporations wanted to make a few extra bucks by moving to Mexico.
Trump said, “Enough.” Thus, he won the election.
Summing up, Trump is off to a good start with the Carrier deal.
He might adopt a new motto with a nod to Teddy Roosevelt: Tweet softly, but carry a big stick.
And that's "The Memo".