The “America First” Economic Dream Team Assembly Continues…

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The jaw-droppingly qualified “America First” Main Street economics team continues to be brilliantly assembled.  It is now transparently obvious that Donald Trump has a very specific strategy to navigate the mine field created by three decades of Main Street erosion.

President-elect Donald Trump, announced Wednesday the head of the newly created White House National Trade Council: Peter Navarro, an economist who supports a hardline approach toward relations with China.  Trump also named business mogul Carl Icahn a special adviser to the President on regulatory reform.

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“I read one of Peter’s books on America’s trade problems years ago and was impressed by the clarity of his arguments and thoroughness of his research,” Trump said in a statement, possibly referring to Navarro’s 2011 book “Death By China.”

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“He has presciently documented the harms inflicted by globalism on American workers, and laid out a path forward to restore our middle class. He will fulfill an essential role in my administration as a trade advisor,” Trump said in a statement.

Trump also named business mogul Carl Icahn a special adviser to the President on regulatory reform.

Trump was expected to announce additional choices for yet-to-be-filled White House positions in the coming days, his transition team said on a conference call Wednesday morning.

Trump spent the previous day meeting with candidates for his unfilled cabinet positions, including prospective hires to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.  (read more)

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... Giddy up!

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186 Responses to The “America First” Economic Dream Team Assembly Continues…

  1. M33 says:

    WAIT…
    I thought Trump didn’t read books!
    The MSM told me so!

    LOL!!!

    Liked by 25 people

  2. phislamjam says:

    God has answered our prayers!

    Liked by 22 people

  3. fred5678 says:

    With all this news today — Boeing and Lockheed CEO visits, negotiating along with admirals and generals to see what THEY recommend, Buy/Hire America trade policy — I am literally in tears right now — tears of joy that my grandchildren may have a better life than I saw for them just a few years ago.

    M A G A !! 🙂

    Liked by 31 people

  4. Marygrace Powers says:

    Hell ya ‘Giddy Up!

    Totally in AWE of Trump’s appointments/
    just keeps getting better and better/
    USA BACK IN BUSINESS/

    Liked by 12 people

  5. citizen817 says:

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is expected to be named special adviser to the president on overhauling federal regulations, according to people familiar with the matter.

    He is playing a central role in selecting the next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the people said.

    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3507023/posts

    Liked by 16 people

    • filia.aurea says:

      Icahn the Great, another one who sees around corners and takes no prisoners. He’s been with P.E. Trump all along.

      Liked by 4 people

      • 2x4x8 says:

        so has Christians like Sarah Palin, Sheriff Clarke, Allen West and Kris Kobach

        seems Christians only getting Coal this Christmas, besides being Allau Akbared

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        • Sue in MT says:

          Has the fat lady sung yet? NOOOO…lots of jobs to go around.

          Liked by 1 person

        • filia.aurea says:

          Patience.

          Liked by 1 person

        • WeThePeople2016 says:

          Not true. Trump offered the Education Secretary position to the Head of Liberty University, Fallwell, and he turned it down because he couldn’t do it for more than 2 years or Liberty would have had to install a new President.
          Also, Rex Tillerson is a staunch Christian. Also, Huckabee has said several times he was offered a position but he turned it down.

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        • India Maria says:

          Other than VP Pence, and NINE OTHERS on his cabinet who are devout Christians and Pro-lifers, you are right. Or maybe, not “Christian” enough for you? From HelloChristian.com:

          Nine Members of Trump’s Cabinet Identify As Devout Christians
          President-elect Donald Trump has now appointed nine members to the White House, each of whom profess publicly to be Christians. Is this a huge answer to prayer?

          “For many years, we have prayed that God would raise up men and women of God to positions of leadership and influence in our country. However, since the end of the George W. Bush administration, there have been previous few answers to that prayer,” writes Author and Pastor David Murray. “Who would have thought that Donald Trump might be the answer to that prayer?”

          At the heart of these appointments is Vice President Mike Pence who has previously said “My Christian faith is at the heart of who I am” and “I’m a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.” Then there is Chief of Staff Reince Preibus, who has previously tweeted “Christ’s sacrificial work provides an example for us all, and we join with the Psalmist in saying ‘You make known to me the path of life.’”

          Then we’ve got Attorney General Jeff Sessions (who is a Sunday school teacher at his family’s church), and Housing and Urban Development’s Dr. Ben Carson, who believes that God spoke clearly to him that Trump would be president.

          Further to this, there is Education’s Betsy DeVos, a Christian committed to bringing God’s ‘Kingdom’ through schooling. Then we have newly-announced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, EPA’s Scott Pruitt, CIA’s Mike Pompeo (whose family attends Eastminster Presbyterian Church), and Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley. They are all Christians!

          The number of believers in the upper echelons of the Trump administration is quite incredible. Share this to encourage others!

          Liked by 8 people

        • Timmy-the-Ute says:

          If you followed the Pro-Life web sights (http://www.lifenews.com/2016/12/21/donald-trumps-pick-to-head-budget-office-voted-to-defund-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/) they are very happy with Trump advisers.

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        • xyzlatin says:

          Not true. But even if it were, would you want people to be appointed to positions that there were more qualified people available? Wouldn’t that be cronyism? Like the Dems? Didn’t many Christians in the primaries vote for Trump even though there were more “Christian” candidates? They voted for the person who would do the best job. Your comment about “Allau Akbared”, I believe is out of order.

          Liked by 3 people

        • Fe says:

          2x4x8 … Is there a dislike option on this thing?

          Like

  6. Sam says:

    Sounds great. I can’t wait to see the results.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. I was never interested in politics before Sundance and CTH. Maybe because it was so mundane to me. But now I can’t get enough. Trump is setting an example for all of us to follow. Get off our asses and MAGA.

    Liked by 25 people

  8. Joan says:

    Each day is better than the day before which was better than the day before that!

    Liked by 6 people

  9. R-C says:

    “We have such great people…but we never use them!” –(said P-E Trump about a million times during the campaign)

    Dr. Navarro figuring out the nuts-and-bolts of re-igniting America’s manufacturing base? Awesome!

    And Corporate Shark Carl Icahn in charge of regulatory reform? WOW…the Federal Register is about to be deluged with rescinded regulations!

    Christmas just came a bit early this year…

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    • President Trump appreciates that China has been pursuing an Economic Entanglement Strategy for DECADES. America’s Globalist Corporate and Congressional and Presidential TRAITORS have paved the way for them.

      President Bill Clinton put China’s Strategy on STERIODS when he moved satellite launch technology to China, enabling them to cause a failed launch and then recover the payload to STEAL America’s best military and communications technologies.

      China has embedded itself THROUGHOUT our STRATEGIC MILITARY & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CHAINS. They are so riddled with China “dependency holes” that they look like Swiss cheese. China could shut down entire defense systems and industries by disrupting deliveries or shipping defective products. We don’t have the capability to displace them.

      Dr. Navarro will be IMMEDIATELY be putting the MADE IN USA strategy on a war-time footing to eliminate these massive dependencies and vulnerabilities.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Coldeadhands says:

        I bet Boeing Pres had a bit of the vapors after his meeting with DJT today. No way they’re going to be building airplane manufacturing in China for the Chinese to steal technology before giving Boeing the boot.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Remington says:

        Man, do I remember that l launch. Up to my….ears… in the development of that satellite. New technology that had never been done before. Clinton gave us the “high fast one” when he circumvented the ITARS regulation on that one…Launched in China.

        Liked by 3 people

      • CharterOakie says:

        Either forgot about or didn’t register the failed launch. But otherwise the strategic and industrial dependencies have been clear and a source of distress to me for decades.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Sue in MT says:

      I bet China is quaking in their little red boots. All I want for Christmas is WINNING!

      Liked by 3 people

    • I certainly hope so, but check out what happened with the Grace Commission Report:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grace_Commission

      Liked by 1 person

    • Paul Killinger says:

      As Carl famously told NYC Mayor “Big Bird” who at the bidding of his Teachers Unions promised to close Icahn’s highly regarded Charter schools, “Let him try, I’ve got more and better lawyers than he does.” It comes as no surprise that his schools remain open to this day!

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  10. fred5678 says:

    The long decline in American manufacturing started in 1950’s when GATT allowed France to have an exemption for their then-unique VAT during trade agreements. France said it was too complicated to calculate VAT while considering how to level the playing field, and since France was the only country with a VAT, GATT gave them an exemption. There are now about 140 counties with a VAT, all of which have a distinct trade advantage versus USA.

    Note that Trump started to mention the “unfair VAT” a few months ago, saying details were too complicated to discuss in his speech. I first learned about this in 2006 during as speech at a conservative conference in Reno in 2006, by Duncan Hunter, Sr. Note that Duncan Hunter, Jr. was one of the first Trump endorsers in Congress.

    We need to REMOVE that exemption, not add our own VAT, and that takes a great deal maker. Know anyone???.

    Details of the cost to USA trade:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value-added_tax#Trade_criticism

    “…the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition claims that any rebates or special taxes on imported goods should not be allowed by the rules of the World Trade Organisation. AMTAC claims that so-called “border tax disadvantage” is the greatest contributing factor to the $5.8 trillion US current account deficit for the decade of the 2000s, and estimated this disadvantage to US producers and service providers to be $518 billion in 2008 alone. Some US politicians, such as congressman Bill Pascrell, are advocating either changing WTO rules relating to VAT or rebating VAT charged on US exporters by passing the Border Tax Equity Act.

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    • fred5678 says:

      Footnote: in order to improve our standard of living, we have to MAKE STUFF and export it. Under our current “service-only” economic trend, we will all end up as either part-time burger flippers or baristas, serving only each other and buying all of our STUFF from other countries.

      Liked by 6 people

      • CharterOakie says:

        At least make more and import less.
        Ideally make more, import less, export more.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Paul Killinger says:

        Exporting our products would be a bonus. As MIT’s small business guru Dr David Birch used to put it, “We CAN be a great nation taking in each other’s wash.”

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      • Paul Killinger says:

        And when you think about it, just what is it we NEED from other countries that we can’t produce ourselves?

        Small quantities of a few rare earth minerals are all that comes to mind, and we mine many of those ourselves anyway.

        And besides, those are the SAME TERMS under which EVERY COUNTRY does business with us, aren’t they?

        Liked by 1 person

      • John Denney says:

        Best comment I’ve heard on service economies is that a nation cannot prosper if its citizens all spend their time giving each other haircuts.

        Like

    • Bob says:

      The FAIR TAX would make us the most competitive country in the world. It would blow them out of the water, and its good for the people, and gets rid of the IRS too.
      GETER DONE

      Like

  11. Emily Summer says:

    Winning, winning, winning. Stop, oh stop….my happy cheek are stuck in a permanent grin. Libtards heads exploding, exploding, exploding. Merry Christmas, everyone!!

    Liked by 10 people

  12. grlangworth says:

    This all is simply the way that it ought to be.

    Liked by 5 people

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  14. Gaius Gracchus says:

    I am not tired of winning!!! Finally we have a president with a clue about the real world!

    Liked by 5 people

  15. mike diamond says:

    THANK GOD FOR TRUMP PENCE! IT WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE PAST 8 YEARS OF A HARRY POTTER DREAM LAND,AREA 51 NIGHTMARE!,

    Liked by 3 people

  16. wyntre says:

    Liked by 10 people

    • paulraven1 says:

      Good, but she should have said “mythical Russian hackers.”

      Liked by 2 people

    • filia.aurea says:

      The impostor is plotting with his moslem brothers and demented democrats between rounds of golf, he’s a real piece of work.

      Like

      • Paul Killinger says:

        He’s trying to poison the well with Russia before POTUS Trump takes office.

        Reminds me of a petulant child kicking sand out of his sandbox.

        Liked by 4 people

        • filia.aurea says:

          Yes, grateful Putin isn’t taking the bait. BHO is an unmitigated disaster, aided by traitors in Congress, commanded by the House of Saud, U.K. and others. No spine, and no interest in upholding the Constitution or protecting U.S. sovereignty and citizens of The Republic. 23 days left. He must be impeached, without regard for the time, effort or cost invested.

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  17. citizen817 says:

    Out of the “dream team”, I suspect real full time JOBS will make a strong comeback!

    Nearly 95% of all new jobs during Obama era were part-time, or contract

    A new study by economists from Harvard and Princeton indicates that 94% of the 10 million new jobs created during the Obama era were temporary positions. The study shows that the jobs were temporary, contract positions, or part-time “gig” jobs in a variety of fields. 

    http://m.investing.com/news/economy-news/nearly-95-of-all-job-growth-during-obama-era-part-time,-contract-work-449057

    Liked by 5 people

    • Coldeadhands says:

      Thank you for sharing. I’ve been tearing hair for years over the way these incredibly dishonest administration hacks have perversely changed all the metrics for assessing things like unemployment. I hope against hope that DJT’s people will return these metrics to their original purposefulness even though the media would castigate the new administration for a “decline” in things like employment #’s. May I say for umpteenth time, I HATE these people!

      Liked by 3 people

      • I also hope he returns the actual measurements to the states. The fed empl agency took over ALL unemployment measurements and reporting from the states a few years ago. The state economists were not happy, but nobody noticed (except me.)

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  18. fedback says:

    Very good news. Pleased to see Mr.Icahn on the team, got the impression he is a man our President Elect looks up to

    Liked by 5 people

  19. beaujest says:

    The German automotive industry will have to leave before the Muslim’s destroy it,America will be a good place for them to relocate !

    Liked by 5 people

  20. alliwantissometruth says:

    It’s all so simple really

    What many forget is the Main Street economy was the original economy. The Main Street economy was what enabled the Wall Street economy

    When the Main Street economy roars, the country’s economy roars, which in turn helps the entire world in some form or another

    Like capitalism, we’ve allowed the original intent of our economy to become perverted, hence you see the destructive Wall Street practices where they’re allowed to manipulate our system for profit while ruining the middle class economy

    Both economies should work together for the benefit of #1, America First, & #2, for the mutual benefit of international partners, which will hopefully create a more peaceful & prosperous world

    The days of globalist gluttony should be over. This world will always be for, of & by we the people, as long as we the people watch over it & act like the bosses we’re supposed to be

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  21. BakoCarl says:

    The WordPress (I think) ad at the top of this string keeps renewing itself and rerunning about every 30 seconds. My page is forced up to view that ad, then it keeps flipping me back to it for 10-15 seconds. Then it starts the cycle all over again. And again. And again. Etc.

    This makes the thread unreadable.

    Anyone know how to stop this? It’s been going on for days.

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  22. NJF says:

    Heads up, FBN just announced Peter Navarro will have a sit down interview on Mornings with Maria at 7:3o.

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  23. Pam says:

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  24. Really impressed with the Carl Icahn nomination to … anything.
    Icahn is a one man shop, certainly doesn’t want this kind of publicity.
    I see that CNBC are already advertising him as “corporate raider”,
    implying that if he doesn’t get his way, him and his buds (e.g. Ken Langone)
    are going to march up the street, turn over some police cars and set them on fire.
    This is what LOFOs know.
    CNBC (and all of MSM) are more than happy to oblige.

    Icahn will be a very impressive addition to the Trump Team.
    Icahn is massive smart.

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  25. Martin says:

    Is it January 20th yet?

    Liked by 1 person

  26. tonyE says:

    Dr, Navarro is awesome. I heard him one evening on XM’s Patriot Channel, and he was incredibly precise and on point.

    I am afraid that if he leaves UCI the overall IQ of the non science faculty will drop like a rock.

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  27. Andrew J Falsinator says:

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  28. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Navarro is always on with Varney and Lou Dobbs. He is great and well informed. Can’t say enough positive things about Carl Icahn. Two strong picks.

    Liked by 4 people

  29. clash108 says:

    Trump truly has assembled the cabinet version of the “Dream Team.” Using a little basketball terminology I see nothing but slam dunks and nothing but net from the 3 point line.

    Yes we have grown tired of winning, because we are only winning big (or bigly ha ha) now.

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  30. Howie says:

    The left haz done the Michael Moore Maximum Belly flop.

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Howie says:

    Hmmm. Riots at Chuck E Cheese
    EVERETT — Five adults have been arrested after police say they attacked officers at a local Chuck E. Cheese.
    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2016/12/5_adults_arrested_after_assaulting_police_at_chuck_e_cheese

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  32. Shannon(TheShaz) says:

    Now that the election is over and the Electoral College selection. The liberals cannot stop Trump from taking the Oath of Office. But as I watch their petulant whining and read their articles it becomes very clear.

    Q: What is the Liberal Progressive Left’s worst fear?
    A: Trump can be not just a successful President, but a very successful President.

    Thanks to Obama’s 8 years, the bar is set pretty low. But you look at the cabinet & advisors he is building, people of success, people of action and people that will flip the Washington DC mess on its ears.

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  33. I added this article to the summary.
    To those unaware I am adding all of SD’s articles on each pick to this summary

    https://davenysite.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/trumptransition-update-122116/

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  34. Paul Killinger says:

    I’m not getting tired yet, but it’s going to take awhile to get used to all this WINNING!

    Liked by 1 person

  35. CatherinesMom says:

    In researching Peter Navarro, wow. This guy is terrific. Found a few links I thought I’d share. Have yet to fully engage, but will do so starting this evening.

    Per his website peternavarro.com He has free courses. So I researched them and found a few. Here are two: Macroeconomics: https://www.coursera.org/learn/principles-of-macroeconomics
    Microeconomics: https://www.coursera.org/learn/principles-of-microeconomics

    I was unable to find his courses easily within the search button of http://www.coursera.org so I simply put http://www.coursera.org peter navarro within DuckGoGo search engine- and was able to pull up the above, just an FYI.

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  36. snaggletooths says:

    Am happy with all picks so far its apparent Trump means business & means to turn this country around now I just hope congress does their Job they are the fly in the ointment.

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    • litlbit2 says:

      And that where the deplorables jam the phones lines 24/7! Get your representatives and senators phone numbers for Washington as well as home city.
      We are no longer just watch’n!

      Liked by 3 people

      • CharterOakie says:

        Exactly right. If certain congresscritters try to stonewall, Trump can just call out the coordinates for a massive ‘air strike’ by the citizens.

        Graham, McCain et al. Pity the fools.

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  37. India Maria says:

    We all said “UGH” when Trump tapped Trikki Haley for the U.N. With Trump’s Boeing negotiations in full swing, I suspect that he wanted the TRUMP MAGA Lt. Governor of SC to be Governor since Boeing has a big Manufacturing plant there. More leverage and an ally there now, since Trikki is VERY WEAK. She is now in political Siberia where she can do little harm to Trump’s MANUFACTURING planning.

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  38. psadie says:

    This would be a VERY GOOD START with cancelling out Obama’s legacy on EO’s/legislation…

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/four-obama-regulations-trump-can-undo-right-away/article/2610113

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  39. celiathaxter says:

    I’m really excited about the pro-business and pro-manufacturing emphasis of Trump’s administration.

    This short vidoe of life in America in the 1920s emphasizes the huge gains in business and manufacturing of that era, almost a century ago.

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  40. Raffaella says:

    TRUMPHORIA
    US economic confidence surges to highest level gallup has ever recorded:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-21/us-economic-confidence-surges-highest-level-gallup-has-ever-recorded

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  41. Anti-Globalist says:

    “He has presciently documented the harms inflicted by globalism on American workers.”

    My ISH

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  42. dbethd says:

    The scope of the picks and the speed at which he is getting this done is evident that Trump has been planning this for years. He wasn’t going in with eyes half shut.

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