Three Deplorables Went to Davos…

In September of 2015 we shared one of the overarching reasons why CTH would support Donald Trump for President. – SEE HERE –  This week, the sentiment behind that reasoning showed up in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum; we could not be more proud.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (Wednesday), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (Thursday) and U.S. President Donald Trump (Friday), collectively outlined how our new U.S. trade and economic policy would engage with the world.

Many media voices (narrative engineers) will, and have, continue to obfuscate, spin, and make predictive declarations about U.S. economic policies based on their ideological views of what President Trump could do, should do, or will do.  They will try to convince the  American electorate of POTUS Trump’s forward plans.  Most of what they declare is false.

In case you missed it, and if you want to know what the accurate compass heading is, skip the media and allow yourselves to rely on the direct message as delivered. You’ll avoid a great deal of heartburn.

The MAGA economic policy explanation begins with trade, Wilbur Ross:


The MAGA economic policy explanation is enhanced by finance, Steven Mnuchin:


The America-First economic policy is wrapped up by President Trump (transcript here):


[…] America is roaring back, and now is the time to invest in the future of America. We have dramatically cut taxes to make America competitive. We are eliminating burdensome regulations at a record pace. We are reforming the bureaucracy to make it lean, responsive, and accountable. And we are ensuring our laws are enforced fairly.

We have the best colleges and universities in the world, and we have the best workers in the world. Energy is abundant and affordable. There has never been a better time to come to America.

[…]  In rebuilding America, we are also fully committed to developing our workforce. We are lifting people from dependence to independence, because we know the single best anti-poverty program is a very simple and very beautiful paycheck.

To be successful, it is not enough to invest in our economy. We must invest in our people. When people are forgotten, the world becomes fractured. Only by hearing and responding to the voices of the forgotten can we create a bright future that is truly shared by all.

The nation’s greatness is more than the sum of its production. A nation’s greatness is the sum of its citizens: the values, pride, love, devotion, and character of the people who call that nation home.

[…] Each of you has the power to change hearts, transform lives, and shape your countries’ destinies. With this power comes an obligation, however — a duty of loyalty to the people, workers, and customers who have made you who you are.

So together, let us resolve to use our power, our resources, and our voices, not just for ourselves, but for our people — to lift their burdens, to raise their hopes, and to empower their dreams; to protect their families, their communities, their histories, and their futures.

That’s what we’re doing in America, and the results are totally unmistakable. It’s why new businesses and investment are flooding in. It’s why our unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in so many decades. It’s why America’s future has never been brighter.

Today, I am inviting all of you to become part of this incredible future we are building together.

Thank you to our hosts, thank you to the leaders and innovators in the audience. But most importantly, thank you to all of the hardworking men and women who do their duty each and every day, making this a better world for everyone.

Together, let us send our love and our gratitude to make them, because they really make our countries run. They make our countries great.

Thank you, and God bless you all. Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you very much. (link)

As shared in September of 2015Why do I support Donald Trump

donald trump smirk… because he says: “Make America Great Again”! And when Trump says that I hear:

Someone who gives a damn about America, without apology; which is more valuable to me than a perfected highly-rehearsed skill set of 30 second sound bites and white paper policy instructions.

From my perspective any average hard-working American could eat every one of these pinky ring candidates’ lunches, all of them; and if they want to go down the intellectual superiority path… well, that stuff is useless.

  • Florida Power and Light won the prestigious International Edward Demming award for excellence in multi-platform engineering and efficiency superiority. They didn’t blow every PhD intellectual out of the water with slide rules, CAD programs and engineering acumen. They did it with hard hats and dirty fingernails.

Because they lost the award, the Japanese spent 6 months studying FPL and later published a 1,000 page dissertation essentially saying FPL “wasn’t really good, they were just lucky”….. FPL field leadership laughed, took out markers and wrote on the back of their hard hats: WE’RE NOT GOOD, WE’RE RUCKY….

  • When every single Kuwaiti oil field was blown up by Saddam Hussein, they said it would take 5 years to cap them all off and restart their oil pumping industry. The Kuwaiti’s and Saudi’s called Texans, who had them all capped and back in working order in 10 months.

We are a nation that knows how to get shit done.

  • When the Northern Chile mine workers were trapped two miles underground, they said no-one could save them. Who did they call for help? A bunch of hick miners from USA coal country who went down there, worked on the fly, engineered the rescue equipment on site, and saved everyone of them….

That’s our America.

  • When a half-breed Islamic whack job, armed with an AK-47 and a goal to meet his seven virgins, began opening fire on a train in France, the Americans on board didn’t run to the nearest safe room and hide themselves amid baguettes and brie. They said “let’s go”, and beat the stuffing out of that little nut with a death wish.

Legion d’Honneur or not, that’s us. That’s just how we roll.

Lady Liberty can stroll along the Champs-Elysées with a swagger befitting Mae West because without her arrival they’d be speaking German in the Louvre. Yet for the better part of the past decade a group of intellectual something-or-others have been teaching an insufferable storyline that it’s better to be sitting around a campfire eating sustainable algae cakes and picking parasites off each other.


When I hear Donald Trump say “Let’s Make America Great Again”, I also hear the familiar echo “cowboy up” people.

It’s high time we stop being embarrassed about our exceptional nature, and start being proud of it again. Because when it matters most, when it really counts, when it’s really needed, there’s a whole bunch of people all around this world of ours that are mighty happy when swagger walks in to solve their problems.

Yeah, “let’s make America great again”. Swagger on !


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216 Responses to Three Deplorables Went to Davos…

  1. D. Manny says:

    Oh, man, Sundance, I sure would love it if POTUS stole your speech at some point. That would just be so awesome, awe inspiring.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. nhgardengram says:

    Absolutely right on; couldn’t agree more. We need to thank our forefathers every day for the legacy they gave us, The Constitution. It and God will keep us free as long as we follow them.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. pyromancer76 says:

    Exactly, it is the American system that enables both exceptional and ordinary individuals to make the most out of themselves — for their family, their children, their country, and for living the truth of their own lives.

    No other governmental system enables this precious and wonderful outcome as much as America’s if the Constitution and Bill of Rights are followed and laws are enforced and only citizens vote.

    Outsiders can look on and think we should have much the same for our own countries. That is its promise. Not exporting or forcing, but inspiring and enabling. “Can do” is the name of the game.


  4. Angry Dumbo says:

    “Trade concessions made to China or Germany following WWII do not appear to be relevant today.”

    Yes. Nail. Head. Any other questions? Mr. Ross is a national treasure.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. weneedmorerules says:

    Thank you Sundance. God blessed America. God bless America.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. MVW says:

    A full panel of Globalist parseltongue spinners looks like Hydra with Wilbur on the end. Wordsss, wordssss, and more wordsssss. Then Wilbur speaks while holding a sword, because he has the hand to take action and the power of the US. Winning is what matters and the outcome depends on the hat color. We can say Trump, but the hat color says God.

    Bilateral trade enables the US to take quick, sure action, and avoids endless wordssss and red tape holding Gulliver down in the lands of small people, but conniving countries.

    Again, we see we were on the precipice of Hell. Last minute we are saved. I get the same satisfaction as watching ‘Wormtongue’ thrown down the stone steps in ‘Lord of the Rings’.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tegan says:

    other nations HAVE. Adopted our Cinstitution, almost word for word, only to learn it is indeed merely a document and it takes real people who understand it to make it work.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. NJF says:

    I’ve said many times, I grew up in close proximity to NYC, and literally watched POTUS transform the city. Its one of the main reasons that as soon as I heard he was running I knew I would support him. This article i save from 2016, sums it up nicely.

    How Donald Trump helped save New York City

    Long before Donald Trump stamped his name in gold on buildings around the world, posted snarky midnight tweets and joined the race for the White House, he was New York’s most important and bravest real-estate developer.

    Whatever you think about his political views or crazy campaign, Trump doesn’t get enough credit for being a transformative planner who is in love with the city.

    No matter how many times they watch “Taxi Driver,” younger New Yorkers and older ones who arrived recently have no idea of what the city was actually like in the mid-1970s through the mid-’90s. Notwithstanding Studio 54 and a short-lived Wall Street boom, the metropolis was reeling. Rampant street crime, AIDS, corporate flight and physical decay brought confidence to an all-time low.

    Trump waded into a landscape of empty Fifth Avenue storefronts, the dust-bowl mugging ground that was Central Park and a Wall Street area seemingly on its last legs as companies moved out.

    Except in Battery Park City, which was then as remote as an offshore island, few other developers built anything but plain-vanilla office and apartment buildings. Trump — almost by force of will — rode to the rescue. Expressing rare faith in the future, he was instrumental in kick-starting the regeneration of neighborhoods and landmarks almost given up for dead.

    Many of his brainstorms were ahead of their time. Some — like his struggle beginning in the early 1970s to build what’s now called Riverside South — were so far ahead, it can be hard to connect the dots between Trump’s works and the neighborhood transformations they spawned and inspired years later.

    the article goes on to point out his most prominent accomplishments in the city.

    We were in Washington DC this weekend as we begin the college search for my son. We didn’t have much time, but we squeezed in some time to check out the WH, the National Mall and the Lincoln Memorial. It was disheartening to see the number of protesters who seem to have set up permanent residence in the area. Their numbers were small however, it still pissed me off.

    Not sure what I would have done over the last 3 years if hadn’t found my perch here at The Treehouse. I started lurking here during the Michael Brown case, and when Sundance started covering the election I knew I had found a place that would truly change the way I thought about the political landscape in this country.

    Thank you all!!!!!

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    • I too lived there from 1976 till 2000! Saw what Trump did to NYC! That is why I hate those NY ingrates who did not appreciate him when he ran for POTUS! Most of them don’t know what he has done but enjoy the pleasures from what he did! Skating ring for one, it was pit hole and city wasted money on so many builders untel he came along!

      Liked by 7 people

  9. covfefe999 says:

    I know this might seem superficial, but I wish our US female politicians and women in high positions who represent the US in any way would learn from looking at LaGarde and the LSE participant. A conservative dark suit and conservative hair style and minimal makeup is the way for women in power to dress if they want to be taken seriously and don’t want to look like clowns.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Humble says:

      Well stated, covfefe999. Female politicians should dress in business attire and there is nothing superficial about discussing appearance as related to the job.

      Liked by 2 people

    • RJ says:

      I liked the shoes of the Asian representative, the glasses of the French WTO president, and thought Steve’s choice of shoes with those red laces had a sense of humor well worth my efforts. The Italian representative needs to work on her wrist watch, it flopped all over the place. The Gernan banker looked sharp in his turtleneck and our British brother was rather dapper.

      All in all, everyone looked rather sharp and responsive to expressed characteristics of personality. Does our boy Steve dye his hair black (along with his eyebrows)?

      Liked by 1 person

    • The Heretic says:

      Are you referencing that idiot in the colorful cowboy hat?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Q&A says:

      Christine LaGarde is the EU equivalent of Hillary Clinton…a horrible person and a criminal who escaped punishment. I wouldn’t want any female thinking she is a role model of any kind.

      Maybe you like cloned, conservative clothing. Others like a zippier look. Dress as you wish, allow others to do the same.


    • KPomeroy says:

      I think you’re right covfefe99! Dress is power. If I were a woman politician, I’d dress business chic. Theresa May doesn’t do too bad. But there’s one amazing exception. Terribly dressed Angela Merkel in her silly pants and colored blazers still projects power like no other woman politician I can think of. So there’s more to power than meets the eye. Still, I think bad dress holds women back.


  10. thedoc00 says:

    There is a single word that sums up Trump’s entire message, which is repeated over and over in this speech. It is a word totally missing from Obama’s message and narrative of Democrats. It is the word “WE”.

    It is not diversity by unified effort, direction and vision that is the power that has won wars, built a nation everybody wants to join, is the first to arrive to aid in disasters and still offers the ideals and hope despite its flaws to the world..

    Liked by 11 people

  11. missilemom says:

    I know SD has had so many great posts; but this absolutely one of my favorites!!

    Liked by 9 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      SD going with DJT was an absolutely critical decision in getting America back on track to its proper destiny. But it could not have happened otherwise. The choice of Trump was CLEAR to those who looked beyond the surface, and SD, of all people, looks beyond the surface.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Mad Maxiepad will be taking center stage only on BET. How many are going to watch that, other than for laughs? Even the lunatic dems know what’s likely to come out of that eternally-open maw! (“Peach foty fi. Peach foty fi… is my bet.)


  13. IMO says:

    Big Don


    Liked by 5 people

  14. Old Lady says:

    President Trump also invited three other deplorables from Florida to be there. Issued them credentials through the State Department.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Judith Buffalohead says:

    Awesome article – choked me up – thank you

    Liked by 3 people

    • The Boss says:

      I slept in. This was a great thing to wake up to.
      This article brought me back to June 2015, when I signed up to volunteer for Trump the day after he announced his candidacy. Two things still strike me to this day. His comments about “political correctness”, and, the fact that Melania had his back. Nothing quite said we have a winner than those two things (at least IMHO).

      Liked by 5 people

  16. waicool says:

    Narrative Engineers. The new normal in journ0lism.

    Liked by 4 people

  17. The Bit Guru says:

    Thanks for posting these! Wilbur Ross reminds me of Yoda with his wisdom and his refusal to let somebody muddy his messages. Mnuchin does a terrific job clearing up misconceptions as well. It’s clear the Globalists are beginning to realize they better get on board with our policies or risk being left behind and It’s amazing watching our country be respected and maybe a little feared once again. FYI the guys who went down and saved those miners were actually oilfield drillers, albeit out of coal country, as well, it was Yost Drilling out of Mount Morris PA, which was later acquired by Nomac Drilling (part of Chesapeake Energy at the time.). I know many of those guys personally.

    Liked by 3 people

  18. Nora McKinley says:

    I would like to know, how in the world any HONEST newspeson could watch our great President speak and answers questions at Davos and continue to question his abilities, strength and greatness?

    Liked by 1 person

  19. trumpmaga says:

    Awesome SD. God bless you SD. God bless America. God bless President Trump.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. repsort says:

    and another thing “US taking a leadership role..” to these guys means the US bending over and taking it long and hard without lube. Screw them.


  21. The top video covering views from Wilbur Ross is invaluable in both scope of insights and clarity of description. He comes across as our giant among pygmies.

    Example beginning at 56:15:
    • ~”It’s very hard to deal with someone [China] charging a 10% tariff on [auto or steel] imports when he’s facing 2.5% on exports to you.”

    How that plays out imposes INCREDIBLE DAMAGE on American Industrial Capacity & JOBS.
    • China charges the U.S. 10% on imports from America.
    • China then uses that 10% to subsidize its exports to America that incurs a maximum 2.5% tariff.
    • China has created a 17.5% advantage – on top of OTHER Centrally-Planned Economy subsidies – to undermine, say, our steel and aluminum industries.
    • China routes steel shipments through multiple countries to evade unfair-trade sanctions.
    • It takes months or years to impose sanctions on one of those transit breaches.
    • Every time we impose sanctions on one of those TRANSIT countries, they switch to another.
    • Each switch takes weeks at ZERO cost compared to months or years for America to defeat it at HIGH cost to both our undermined industries’ profit, capacity and jobs, not to mention the government and legal resources consumed to fight it.

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    • It gets WORSE:
      • Each time we pursue sanctions, China declares it’s what the TRANSIT COUNTRY did beyond Chinese control.
      • So we must go after another TRANSIT Country trading “partner” that then imposes counter-penalties on OTHER American industry exports to them, or taxes on American industry operations within their borders.
      • China skates free on this one.
      • Whenever China faces a trade penalty for CHEATING in one American Industry, they simply extract more FORCED TRANSFERS of INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY and TRADE SECRETS from America’s other Tech-Heavy Industries doing business in China.
      • The Trade-Abuse continues to ENTANGLE America both internally and externally at geometrically-escalating levels of COMPLEXITY and COST!

      Liked by 5 people

    • This is why Wilburine is racing to END ALL of China’s Export Advantages.
      • He’s just sanctioned China on their Solar Panel trade abuse.
      • He’s got multiple other China Trade-Abuse Investigations underway..
      • He’s accused China of Currency Manipulation.
      • He’s also fingered China for massive Theft of Intellectual Property.
      • China’s facing YUGE cutbacks in Industrial Exports to America under federal policy to “Buy America”, along with President Trump’s initiative to Reindustrialize America.
      • China’s Prices and Profits for ALL Exports to America are dropping with decreases in the value and therefore the buying power of the Dollar.
      • Wilburine is now MULTIPLYING “Reciprocal, Free and Fair” Bilateral Trade Deals with rapidly-growing countries that can DISPLACE IMPORTS from CHINA in both low labor-cost and higher-tech export industries: India, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, etc.
      • These Bilateral Deals have such scope and magnitude, and such straightforward Enforcement Mechanisms, that NO Bilateral Partner would EVER cheat America again.

      What’s NEXT: What would President Trump have in mind for his announced willingness to reenter a Renegotiated Paris Climate Deal that is “Good for the U.S.”?
      • China must MASSIVELY invest in emissions reduction and control to meet American standards.
      • China must EQUAL the share-of-GDP funding that America is providing to Third World producers that cannot afford emissions-reduction investments.
      • Third-World Countries that need funding for emissions reduction from America will receive it in return for a COMPENSATORY share of export industries or natural resources that America needs, displacing China’s business with them when China refuses to provide the funding above.

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  22. talker2u says:

    The story of Donald J. Trump is really quite amazing.

    Godspeed, Mr. President.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Peter Rabbit says:

    Plain spoken American common sense that America needs, and has always expected, though not experienced since Ronaldus Magnus Trump is much bolder, energetic and extraordinaIly gifted communicator, and fearless.

    If others listen and put their Deplorables first, so does the World need this. Alas, while only a very few will immediately follow US, all will watch carefully. None can launch any criticism of US trade policy changes just announced, or soon coming, that withstands the application of logic, inside the US or outside.

    Love our Lion and his incredible cabinet, putting America first and proud to explain to the world. Wilburine my favorite.

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  24. AH_C says:

    Amen. The global financial players are willing to go along with Trump’s plan to exit QE in a coordinated strategy to float all boats. Shocking figure that 72% of all savings reside just in France and Germany. All that pent up capital held by fearful savers is being give a route to investment.

    Jesus’ parable about the 10 talents is as true today as it was then. The servant with 1 talent was afraid amd buried it in savings. The other two took risks and doubled their talents. Jesus damned the 1st and praised the latter 2.


  25. Bendix says:

    Did he really say, “a very beautiful paycheck”? Oh yes he did.
    How fundamental a thing that is.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. jefcool64 says:

    This is the main reason I voted for Trump


  27. Sentient says:

    Alan Murray from Time has such a facile understanding of trade it’s no wonder he’s a journalist. He kept asking the same nonsensical question: “if the US doesn’t lead on trade, who will?” despite Wilbur Ross repeatedly schooling him that US “leadership” has essentially been a form of foreign aid by our tolerating higher tariffs and non-tariff barriers than we impose. Who will take up our erstwhile “role”? No one. No one else is that stupid.

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  28. bour3 says:

    The Time interviewer who goes to Davos off and on over decades and confidently poses leading questions attempting to get Europeans to agree America’s new direction is harmfully disengaging and destructively unilateral, over and over and over, bugs me. And he shows himself to be rather thick when Wilbur challenges to panel to name a country less protectionist than the U.S. The Time guy plays Cathy Newman to Wilbur’s Jordan Peterson by asking, “Are you saying China is less protectionist?” Wilbur must now answer the dumbest person in the room who happens to be conducting the forum, naturally employed by Time, “No, that’s not what I’m saying.”

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  29. TheWanderingStar says:

    I agree with Sentient and bour3 on their observations. I would add that I was surprised (a little bit anyway) as well, at the conciliatory attitude of the panel towards US policy notwithstanding the comments by Winters and “DMac” about “the rhetoric”. Careful fellas, your anti-Trumpism is showing. Wilburine may look totally relaxed, but he is so sharp and on the ball that whenever there are comments made that are derogatory statements, outright disregarding of history or facts or misleading narratives he is on the spot in correcting the record or providing the proper understanding. Much to learn from this Wilburine!

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  30. Jenny Hatch says:

    I have watched POTUS Davos speech twice now and both times just burst into tears…

    It is so big, bigly.

    This meme by Big Fur Hat sums things up for me perfectly.

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    #trump #obama #marxismfail #RNC #maga

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    Jenny Hatch


  31. spren says:

    Isn’t just so typical of their playbook for the Dems to try and undercut the great showing in Davos by Trump and his cabinet by pulling out the stupid allegation about Trump’s wanting to fire Mueller back in June? The NYT and WaPo must have several of these nonsensical stories stuffed up their sleeves to pull out whenever Trump has a good showing and they desperately need something to change the narrative of the news cycle to diminish any credit Trump can receive. It now is so predictable and pathetic.

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  32. jmclever says:

    Commenting on Wilburine’s panel. It Seneca like the conversation you might have with a basement dwelling millennial who’s being told he was no longer allowed to live in the basement and had 30 days to get a job and his own apartment


  33. Davos is not only known for the elite attendees, it is also a logistical challenge to get all the people and equipment through the snow ❄️❄️❄️❄️.

    With that in mind, go back and check out the panel in the video of Mnuchin —- and pay attention to the footwear of each panelist. I couldn’t help but laugh.

    Can you tell who came prepared to get sh1t done? 😽


  34. G. Combs says:

    I took a look at all 17 candidates.

    President Trump was the ONLY one who:
    1. Fully supported the 2nd Amendment and actually understood it wasn’t about hunting… animals
    2. Understood TPP was a death wish
    3. The Paris Accord was so crippling it would bring the USA to it’s knees while allowing China to surge ahead
    4. Open borders is the best way to destroy a country via invasion.


  35. golsono says:

    Three Deplorables were very Articulatory.
    All of the rest went to Lavatory


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