Trump has a lot of experience doing business skills, which he can translate to improving the US economy.
A government is not a business. also he is an awful business man http://fortune.com/2015/08/20/donald-trump-index-funds/
He almost went bankrupt several times, decided to make big investments in the housing market just before it collapsed and uses distrust, manipulation and lying to sell most of his goods (like his steak and his scandalous university).
He has already shown that he has no understanding of good business metrics. His executive order to remove 2 regulations for every new one you create goes against a very fundamental principle in business metrics:
Bad metrics are those that:
- Create perverse incentives, causing teams to act in a way that is actually harmful to the business
In this specific case, his rule requires agencies to choose regulations to remove without regard to the net effect of the regulation. A new regulation should be taken on its own merit as to whether or not it is worth doing; likewise, it would be unfortunate to be required to eliminate a beneficial regulation without regard to the benefit it provides. Furthermore, changes to regulations create disruptions in the industries and communities that depend on them. This rule essentially encourages unnecessary disruption.
Donald Trump has shown that he surpisingly has a fairly weak grasp on the way our economy works. He seems to play around with ideas of blanket trade tariffs as if they were a simple matter. For example, his idea to charge a 20% tariff on imports from Mexico in order to get them to pay for the wall he intends to build reveals that:
- He doesn't understand that as a consequence, imported goods will have a higher cost, and therefore it is U.S. citizens that will actually end up paying for the wall
- The current NAFTA treaty forbids this possibility. He will therefore have a lot more work ahead of him to impose this tax than simply issuing an executive order
- Creating such import taxes will lead to trade wars. In general, experienced "business people" abhor this sort of protectionism, since it creates a net loss on all sides. If being a good business person is supposed to be an argument in his favor, it is strange that part of his platform is unusually un-businessmanlike.
Either he is NOT a good business person, or he is doing a saying a lot of things to fool us and make us believe otherwise.
A business person is used to barking commands and having his employess do as he demands. This personality trait is in stark contrast to being a good president, whose role is first as PUBLIC SERVANT, meant to act in the good of the nation, and according to its will. More importanty, the processes involved in our 3-branch government are much more complex; presidents must lead by creating coalitions behind a unified vision, and getting the cooperation of the other branches, within the constraint of the laws and constitution of the U.S. Donald Trump has shown that he is incompatible with this system, relying heavily on executive orders which are already being successfully challenged in court.