Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein openly thanked President Trump for his strong leadership on the US recovery Friday, saying the “economy is higher” as a direct result of Donald Trump winning the White House in 2016, reports Yahoo News.
Blankfein was speaking with CNNMoney when he publicly praised the President’s policies -such as slashing red tape, lowering taxes, and promoting American businesses on the global stage- as helping the US recovery; adding things would be far worse had Hillary Clinton won the presidential election.
“If the president didn’t win and Hillary Clinton won … I bet you the economy is higher today than it otherwise would be,” said the CEO.
“I think one of the reasons why the election had such a dramatic effect is because it was drawing people in the direction that it was already heading,” he told world leaders at the Davos forum in Switzerland weeks ago.
Blankfein’s comments come as the US economy continues to roar back to life under President Trump’s leadership; with millions of families receiving higher wages, big bonuses, and expanded benefits after the recently passed GOP tax cuts.