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Trump Changing Corporate Culture; Media Start Loving On Free-Market Capitalism

Business, Capitalism, Donald Trump, Free Markets, Left-Liberalism, Media, Trade

The exuberant, America-First patriotism of President-elect Donald Trump is likely causing a chain reaction of sorts. Despite the gush and tosh from the deranged media, Trump has done nothing to pressure corporations to remain in the US—nothing but reiterate his campaign promises. But a powerful persona’s mindset is infectious, especially when coupled with the promise of a better economic climate. Trump is changing corporate hearts and minds about investing in America and its people. In order to frame this good thing as bad, the media have suddenly discovered a love of free-market capitalism. By triggering a change in corporate culture; Trump has the media louts decrying his assault on capitalism and his fostering of crony capitalism.

LOL: Free-market capitalism has been an “unknown ideal” in the US for a long time.

Via CNN:

Ford is canceling plans to build a new plant in Mexico. It will invest $700 million in Michigan instead, creating 700 new U.S. jobs.

Ford (F) CEO Mark Fields said the investment is a “vote of confidence” in the pro-business environment being created by Donald Trump. However, he stressed Ford did not do any sort of special deal with the president-elect.

“We didn’t cut a deal with Trump. We did it for our business,” Fields told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an exclusive interview Tuesday.
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The $700 million investment will go to the Flat Rock, Michigan plant to produce more electric and self-driving cars. Ford believes electrified vehicles will outsell gas-powered vehicles within the next 15 years.

Ford is planning to roll out seven new electric vehicles in the next five years, including a Mustang Hybrid.

This is a major U-turn for Ford. Trump repeatedly slammed Ford on the campaign trail for shipping U.S. jobs to Mexico (a claim the company said was wrong). The president-elect has kept up the pressure. Just hours before the Ford announcement, Trump criticized GM (GM) for producing cars in Mexico. All of the big car manufacturers currently have some production in Mexico. …

… MORE.

UPDATE II (12/9): The America-First Significance of Barack Obama’s Dust-Up With Bibi (& Putin)

Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Russia, Trade

In the words of the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, “Almost every level of dialogue with the United States is frozen.” As a spiteful Barack Obama prepares to punish Russia for infractions the American people, by-and-large, do not believe Russia committed—the American president watches his legacy slip away.

And Israel, seeing a weakness in Obama’s crumbling facade, has pounced.

Sequence:

First was the UN to pass a resolution, Friday, stating “that the establishment of settlements ‘has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-state solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.'” (BBCNews)

Next was the US’s “decision to abstain” from vetoing the resolution.

Last came Bibi Netanyahu’s well-timed fury. The Israeli prime minister has asserted that the US orchestrated the admittedly idiotic vote against Israel. Knowing Obama, that seems entirely plausible.

Left-liberal civil libertarian Alan Dershowitz piled on by slamming Obama for lying to him early in his presidency about being friend to Israel.

Obama will further spin into spiteful oblivion when he tries to take a parting shot at Russia.

Why is this all good for America Firsters? The Process of Trump, delineated in the book “The Trump Revolution,” is ongoing. Trump, inadvertently and tactically, is chipping away at Obama’s so-called legacy, as the Left, steered by the nits at the CNN network, desperately galvanizes court historians to prop-up our empty vessel of a president.

UPDATE I (12/9): You’re witnessing a fit of pique from Barack Hussein Obama, in whom you have a loser fighting for his legacy, not for the American People.


Loser discovers the power to deport:

UPDATE II:

Is Trump Getting Ominously Cozy With BHO?

Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Trade

CAROL COSTELLO, CNN ANCHOR: Barack Obama “has only 42 days left in office and President Obama knows his legacy is at stake. Sources close to Obama’s transition say his plan right now is to try to persuade Donald Trump to keep some of his policies in place. And they say Obama is hopeful he can make his case because he feels Trump doesn’t have a passionate view about some issues. And, yes, the two men are talking. In fact, Mr. Trump says he likes Mr. Obama and has even sought his advice on cabinet picks.

Mr. Trump should remember his voters detest Mr. Obama. Mr. Trump can be certain Mr. Obama doesn’t like the president elect.

Ominous too:

President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama have been in regular communication, a top Trump aide said Sunday.

If Cuba is the only thing about which Obama is advising Trump; I’m not terribly concerned. Cuba was the one policy Obama got right. Cuba was one of the few times I awarded “Brownie Points For Barack.”

‘Trump’s First Duty: Keep Faith With Those Who Put Their Faith In Him

Donald Trump, Elections, IMMIGRATION, Republicans, Taxation, Trade

Patrick Buchanan—whom, as suggested here, belongs in the Trump administration—warns Donald Trump … his first duty is to keep faith with those who put their faith in him.

… The protests, riots and violence that have attended his triumph in city after city should only serve to steel his resolve.

As for promptings that he “reach out” and “reassure” those upset by his victory, and trim or temper his agenda to pacify them, Trump should reject the poisoned chalice. This is the same old con. …

… For the historic opportunity he and the Republican Party have been given by his stunning and unanticipated victory of Nov. 8 will not last long. His adversaries and enemies in politics and press are only temporarily dazed and reeling.

This great opening should be exploited now.

Few anticipated Tuesday morning what we would have today: a decapitated Democratic Party, with the Obamas and Clintons gone or going, Joe Biden with them, no national leader rising, and only the power of obstruction, of which the nation has had enough.

The GOP, however, on Jan. 20, will control both Houses of Congress and the White House, with the real possibility of remaking the Supreme Court in the image of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have indicated they are willing to work with President Trump.

There is nothing to prevent the new GOP from writing history.

In his first months, Trump could put a seal on American politics as indelible as that left by Ronald Reagan.

A partial agenda: First, he should ignore any importunings by President Obama to permit passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a lame-duck session — and let the trade deal sink by year’s end.

On Jan. 20, he should have vetted and ready to nominate to the high court a brilliant constitutionalist and strict constructionist.

He should act to end interference with the Dakota Access pipeline and call on Congress to re-enact legislation, vetoed by Obama, to finish the Keystone XL pipeline. Then he should repeal all Obama regulations that unnecessarily restrict the production of the oil, gas and clean coal necessary to make America energy independent again.

Folks in Pennsylvania, southeast Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia should be shown, by executive action, that Trump is a man of his word. And when the mines open again, he should be there.

He should order new actions to seal the Southern border, start the wall and begin visible deportations of felons who are in the country illegally. …

… MORE “Memo to Trump: ‘Action This Day!'”