Carl Icahn’s Praise for Donald Trump
Carl Icahn thinks Republican Presidential nominee Trump did a great job outlining his vision for the economy.
Icahn, in a series of tweets, expressed admiration for Trump’s speech on Monday that laid out his economic plan, calling it “great.” The billionaire hedge fund manager also said that the way Trump handled protestors’ disruptions of the speech was spectacular.
Icahn and Trump have been close for some time, and Trump even said he would consider Icahn for Treasury Secretary should he be elected. Icahn accepted but later turned down the offer. More recently, he turned down an offer to be on Trump’s economic advisory council.
In an appearance with CNBC’s Scott Wapner following the tweets, Icahn said that he didn’t understand why any worker would vote for a candidate other than Trump. Icahn said that the “government is at war with business” and based on Trump’s proposals to roll back regulation, he is the best choice for the job.
The hedge fund manager did admit that Trump’s feud with the Gold Star Kahn family was a mistake and the recent missteps by the Trump campaign were bad for the candidate, saying that he “did blow up” recently. Read more at Business Insider.