Newsmax Finance Insider and renowned economist Larry Kudlow believes Donald Trump would be a good president but he says the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has to prove to any unconvinced Americans that “he can do the job” of holding the Oval Office.
“What he has to do here is prove to the American people that if elected, he can do the job. That's the key point,” the CNBC senior contributor said. “He's running against a weak candidate. He has to prove, though, for himself that he can do the job. I believe he can,” the conservative talk-show host told CNBC.
Americans want, in Kudlow’s opinion, a fighter. “They want a strong leader. They want someone to sit across the leader from Vladimir Putin. They want someone who can make trade deals with China, Japan, Mexico, wherever. They want someone who puts American interests first,” Kudlow said.
“First and foremost, Donald Trump has run on key issues that most of the other Republican candidates were either late to the party on or didn't understand. There's a populist economic revolt going on in America where middle-class wage earners have not had a wage rise since the year 2000. Literally. That's a long time,” Kudlow explained.
“They want to throw out the Washington establishment, they want an outsider. Trump tapped into all that stuff and he did a very good job,” Kudlow said.
“Did he go too far sometimes? I'll leave that up to history. He has always said ‘If you attack me unfairly, I'm going to attack back.’ That is what he did,” Kudlow said.
However, another respected veteran business icon won’t be supporting the Donald.
Media mogul Barry Diller called Trump “evil.”
"Anybody who attacks people in the manner that he attacks people … that's evil," Diller, who backs Clinton, told CNBC.
Meanwhile, Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said a Trump presidency wouldn’t be the blow to U.S. business that some fear, Bloomberg
“If either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becomes president, and one of them is very likely to be, I think Berkshire will continue to do fine,” Buffett, 85, said at the company’s annual shareholders meeting Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska.
The outcome of November’s presidential election is unlikely to change the fact that the U.S. is a “remarkably attractive place in which to conduct a business,” said Buffett, who endorsed Democrat Clinton at an Omaha rally in December. U.S. companies have enjoyed “terrific” returns on equity despite a sustained period of ultra-low interest rates, he added.
(Newsmax wire services contributed to this report).
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