What Have You Done for Me Lately?
Stephen E. Strang, Author of ‘God and Donald Trump,’ Says Americans Are Already Seeing Tangible Results of President’s Economic Agenda
ORLANDO, Fla.—Nay-sayers will claim Thursday’s record closing of the Dow at 25,000 has nothing to do with President Donald Trump’s pro-growth, economically focused agenda or his pre-Christmas signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
But those on board with the president’s goals for the nation know better.
The economy is exploding with growth, opportunity, positive trends and record-breaking numbers, and the author of the new book “God and Donald Trump” says those who don’t equate the economic success with the president’s goals and actions are kidding themselves.
“One of the campaign promises that resonated with Middle America voters the most was Donald Trump’s vow to ‘Make America Great Again’ economically,” says Stephen E. Strang, who details the president’s economic agenda in “God and Donald Trump.” “And despite the inaccurate claims that the tax bill wouldn’t impact everyday Americans, Trump’s goals are being realized and his economic promises are being fulfilled. If they haven’t already, it’s just a matter of time before all Americans at every economic level start seeing real results where it counts—in their wallets.”
Much of the recent encouraging financial news is due to President Trump’s commitment to building and strengthening the economy, Strang says, as well as his internationally known business background. In “God and Donald Trump,” Strang gives an inside look at the Donald Trump campaign, election and the presidency thus far, including the strides made in the economy.
“For many voters, the promise of a new focus on jobs and infrastructure was the No. 1 reason for supporting Donald Trump,” Strang writes in Chapter 10 of “God and Donald Trump,” titled “Political Priorities.” “With his record of success in the business world, they trusted his ability to revise the tax code, reduce burdens on employers, strengthen the business climate, and put Americans back to work. Since the recession of 2008, American businesses have suffered through the slowest economic recovery since World War II. The United States lost nearly 300,000 manufacturing jobs during this period, while the share of Americans in the workforce plummeted to levels not seen since the 1970s. At the same time, the national debt doubled and the middle class got smaller.
“Trump’s plan to get the economy back on track creates 25 million new jobs in the next decade and returns us to a 4 percent annual economic growth,” Strang continues. “It began with pro-growth tax reform and lower rates for Americans in every tax bracket. As a job creator and businessman himself, the president knows the importance of getting Washington out of the way and letting business owners do what they do best.”
Allowing business owners “do what they do best” was evidenced with the recent jobs report, which spurred the Dow record last week. The U.S. private sector added a quarter of a million jobs in December, far surpassing projections. The good news gave the American economy yet another boost and the ammunition needed to break yet another record.
In fact, back in November, one year after the 2016 election, Fox News reported that the Dow booked its best-ever first year under a new administration since 1945, soaring 28.5 percent from Election Day through the time of the article. Even more impressive is the fact that the Dow posted 71 record closes in 2017—the most ever—and barreled through six 1,000-point milestones, starting with the Dow at 20,000 five days after Trump took office in January 2017, according to USA Today.
Strang is an award-winning journalist and successful businessman who began his career as a newspaper reporter at the Orlando Sentinel. He later founded a Christian publishing house and media company while interviewing and writing about nearly every Christian leader in the country over the past four decades.
“God and Donald Trump” is published by Frontline, an imprint of Charisma House, which has published books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians, including 14 New York Times bestsellers.