President Donald Trump has emerged as the most conservative president since Ronald Reagan — with the latest evidence being his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Accord, veteran economist Larry Kudlow tells Newsmax TV.
"Trump made a great stand not only for economic growth but also for American sovereignty. We decide, not Europe," Kudlow said Friday to Newsmax's Steve Malzberg.
"I'm now thinking that Donald Trump is the most conservative president we've had since Ronald Reagan, if you look at his positions on taxes, on regulations, on limited spending, on reforming welfare and now on climate change. Just look at his issues and his policies . . . Cut and dry."
Kudlow also believes that Trump is also more conservative than George W. Bush or his father George H.W. Bush.
"I'm just saying give the guy credit. All of this 'Never Trump' crowd, including conservatives who talked about 'Never Trump,' are wrong," Kudlow, who served as an economic adviser to Trump's presidential campaign, told Malzberg.
"He is proving to be the most conservative president since the Gipper. You've got to give him credit," he said, referring the nickname Reagan acquired playing Notre Dame football star George Gipp in the 1940 movie classic "Knute Rockne, All American."
Kudlow, a CNBC senior contributor and host of "The Larry Kudlow Show," is the author of "JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity," written with Brian Domitrovic and published by Portfolio.
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