You gotta love many in the media. There’s a concerted effort to cut President Donald Trump down, despite the facts and despite the successes he may have had. The impression that many give of how Trump is viewed in the rest of the world is that he is discounted or hated. USA Today continued to promote this idea with a story that Trump might be delivering his keynote address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to an ’empty room.’ But what happened certainly must have surprised some in media.
As Instapundit noted, USA Today ran this story:
The claim was that there might be a boycott or a walkout during his speech.
Turns out not so much. And one photo blew out that narrative.
Here’s a picture of the not-so-empty queue to get into the speech. It was packed, with a long line of people waiting to get in. Or in the words of Javier Bass of Bloomberg, looking like an excited crowd of kids trying to get into a concert, except they were billionaire CEOs.
It looks not unlike MAGA rallies back in the United States, with the crowds waiting to get in.
Here are some of the highlights of the speech. Great, simple straightforward speech.
Coincidentally, USA Today wasn’t the only media pushing the ’empty room’ prediction.
Now it may be that many just ran with basically a reprint of the USA story, but this shows you how you get the uniform echo chamber that doesn’t have a basis in reality.
And he had a dinner with CEOs in Davos, and what they said would also blow away media.
From Daily Caller:
President Donald J. Trump hosted a dinner with European business leaders and CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Thursday evening. Trump has been making the rounds in Davos, holding bilateral meetings with other world leaders and conducting business roundtables. Trump met with various business leaders in shadow of the recent economic boom in America.
In a stunning moment, one by one, European titans of industry from companies like Adidas, Siemens and Bayer went around the table to thank Trump for the passage of tax cuts and the easing of corporate tax burdens. Almost every CEO had a new US-based investment or strategic business to announce.
They’re all bringing businesses to the U.S. because they know that finally, after eight years, it’s welcoming to business again. And the tax reform makes it more inviting then ever before.
And that means jobs for Americans.
This is how a president restores an economy.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]