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Home Depot Co-Founder Ken Langone: Trump Could Be 'One of Our Greatest Presidents Ever'

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Monday, 13 Mar 2017 03:49 PM

Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone predicts that Donald Trump could become "one of our greatest presidents ever” if he fulfills his campaign vow to truly "Make America Great Again."

Langone, a longtime Republican supporter and the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, said the Trump presidency offers the GOP, which also controls the House and the Senate, a unique time to deliver on the reasons Americans voted for a political outsider for the White House, CNBC.com explained. 

Voters are "fed up," Langone told CNBC. "They did a very dramatic, earth-shattering thing," by electing Trump president, and now want results, he said.

"If you guys don't get your guys into a room and say 'Guys this is our moment.' The American people will throw you out too, the next time," he warned Republicans.

"[Trump] has the capacity to go down as one of our greatest presidents ever" if he's able to bring about big changes in health care, tax cuts and $1 trillion of infrastructure upgrades, Langone said.

"The American people elected him president, in my mind, for one reason: they don't want incremental change. They want major change," said Langone, founder and CEO of investment bank Invemed Associates, specializing in health-care and high-technology companies.

Langone warned the Republicans that they could lose their majorities in the House and the Senate if lawmakers fail to seize this Trump-created opportunity. "We own the next 25 years as a nation [if Trump is successful]," he said.

Langone isn't the only business icon expecting great things from the Trump presidency.

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, told Newsmax TV that Trump must act quickly to push his tax plan through Congress because the American people who voted him into office are expecting the economy to truly flourish. 

“The key thing is to get a good straight bold tax cut plan through,” Forbes told “The Income Generation Show.”

“And I would push it through now even though the Republican are deep into healthcare that's going to take a lot of work, a lot of controversy. Do a big tax cut, make it retroactive and you'd start to see this economy blossom,” Forbes told Newsmax TV. 

“There's a lot of optimism out there. People ready to move and he's got to start have Congress deliver on the promises that he made. The American people are expecting it,” said Forbes, author of "Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity."

While his first 50 days have certainly been volatile and controversial, Trump will be a demanding leader who applies the best of his negotiating skills to push for U.S. growth, bestselling author David Horowitz recently told TheStreet.com.

Trump won’t be an ideological purist like Republicans who support free trade but don't fight for fair trade, Horowitz said.

“If you just say, ‘well we're for free trade and we're not going to look at the deals that we make’ -- that's not a good idea,” he said. “We've had an anti-business president now for eight years who doesn't take a hard-nosed attitude towards these deals. Trump is going to get better deals for us, which is still free trade.”

Horowitz's new book, "The Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America," reveals Trump's "first 100 days strategy" to roll back Obama's legislative and executive record.

Horowitz's new book is the first book about the Trump presidency and has soared to the top of the Amazon bestseller charts, becoming the No.1-selling book on the web. Trump will also lead the way in making infrastructure spending to boost the U.S. economy, Horowitz said.

“If the economy grows as it will under Trump, there's going to be a lot more money to spend,” he said.

"Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America" is available at bookstores everywhere – or get your copy on Amazon – Click Here Now

(Newsmax wire services contributed to this report).

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