Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn on CNBC said Tuesday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is “right on the economy.”
Icahn, speaking a day after Trump unveiled his economic plan in a speech in Detroit, said “the Archie Bunker of the world” is going to vote for Trump.
Archie Bunker was a fictional conservative blue-collar worker from New York who was the main character in a 1970s television comedy.
“Any middle-class worker, you know, ‘the Archie Bunker of the world’ – that was a great show, I used to watch it – those guys are going to vote for him because those are smart guys,” Icahn said.
“They know they are getting screwed, and that is what I think will happen,” Icahn said in an apparent reference to the decline in U.S. manufacturing, a theme of Trump’s.
Earlier Tuesday, Icahn tweeted that he believed Trump gave a “great speech” on Monday.
He also tweeted: “How many of our presidents, even our great presidents, would have handled the antics that went on in that auditorium as well as he did?”
Icahn was referring to protests during Trump’s speech at the Detroit Economic Club. Trump kept his cool as about 14 protesters jumped to their feet and shouted at coordinated intervals as he spoke.
(Reporting by Jennifer Ablan; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)
‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral
In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.
At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."
Modi tells Xi summit will launch ‘new era’ for India and China
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that his summit with Chinese leader Xi Xinping would launch a "new era" between the neighbours who are seeking to overcome troublesome differences.
Modi and Xi strolled along a pristine Bay of Bengal beach and held one-on-one talks overlooking the ocean before their delegations sat down to official negotiations at the historic resort town of Mahbalipuram, south of Chennai.
The two leaders are meeting for the second time in a year in a bid to ease tensions over border disputes, the troubled Kashmir region and China's domination of trade between their huge economies.
Trump calls for impeachment of Mitt Romney for criticizing him in rambling tweet
Hours after Donald Trump attacked Sen. Mitt Romney for being critical of his call for the Chinese to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, the president was back for another round, calling for the Utah Republiocan to be impeached.
Claiming without evidence that voters in Utah are turning on their senator, Trump claimed, "I’m hearing that the Great People of Utah are considering their vote for their Pompous Senator, Mitt Romney, to be a big mistake. I agree! He is a fool who is playing right into the hands of the Do Nothing Democrats!" followed by: #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY