Chris Wallace went on “Shepard Smith Reports” on Friday night to talk about his Sunday-night interview with President-elect Donald Trump.
This interview should be really interesting. A lot of important decisions have been made by the Trump team lately, and if Wallace’s performance as a presidential debate monitor is any indication, I think he’ll get right to the point and ask questions we’re all looking for answers to.
“I’ve been covering presidential transitions since Ronald Reagan in 1980. I have. And this is just as different — in fact we’ll call the program “The Trump Way”– because he is doing things differently than any president-elect I can remember. In a sense, he is almost more the president than the president is.”
“We pay more attention when he speaks about China or what he is going to do about jobs or economic policy and saving jobs — it has more traction than when President Obama says things. So he is not waiting until the takes the oath of office on January 20th. He is kind of the commander-in-chief already…”
“I think he got a lot of points when he intervened in the Carrier dispute. You can argue whether it was 800 jobs or 1100 jobs. Here was a president-elect taking direct action to save hundreds of jobs from going across border to Mexico, and more importantly: When he talks about creating a favorable business climate, rolling back regulations, lower taxes, that’s one of the reasons that you see the stock market taking off. This isn’t just a coincidence. This is because investors believe it’s going to be a much more favorable environment for companies to do business, and that kind of an environment is one in which more people will be hired.”
I guess this makes Obama the lamest duck ever.