Retailers Agree: Trump’s First Christmas is One for the Record Books
There are no studies showing whether or not more people are saying “Merry Christmas” with President Trump in office, but we’d have to imagine that – at the very least – many more people are having a merry Christmas with The Donald at the helm.
According to reports from CBS News and the Wall Street Journal, the president is the toast of the town in the retail sector as business celebrate one of their best holiday seasons in recent memory. At long last, the Great Recession has faded into the memory hole, and (whether or not the mainstream media actually wants to give him the credit) there’s no doubt that our new man in the White House has had a little something to do with it.
“Retailers are seeing plenty of green this holiday season,” reports CBS. “And it’s not over yet. Records are falling as sales add up. […] Total retail sales this holiday season added up to a record $598 billion dollars — up $33 billion from last year.”
“This is literally the best season since before the recession,” business owner Craig Johnson told CBS.
How about that.
President Trump’s tax bill won’t be fully implemented for some time and even the slashed regulations won’t trickle down to an economic effect for a while, but the new president is actually excited about the potential of the U.S. economy, and that makes him the polar opposite of the last guy. While Obama spent his eight years in office preaching a message of sacrifice and anti-capitalism – “America is an energy hog, You didn’t build that, etc.” – Trump has brought back to this country the spirit of WINNING that we’ve been missing for so long. That spirit has turned into hard numbers, as evidenced by the surge in the stock market, the rise in consumer confidence, and a Christmas retail season that has business owners jumping for joy.
“Retailers are finally enjoying some Christmas cheer,” reports the Wall St. Journal. “Fueled by high consumer confidence and a robust job market, U.S. retail sales in the holiday period rose at their best pace since 2011, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks both online and in-store spending.
“Sales, excluding automobiles, rose 4.9% from Nov. 1 through Christmas Eve, compared with a 3.7% gain in the same period last year, according to the Mastercard Inc. unit, which tracks all forms of payment. E-commerce continued to drive the gains, rising 18.1%.”
Trump’s name is notably absent from both reports (can you imagine how these articles would have been written if Hillary Clinton were in the White House?) but it doesn’t matter. The American people know the truth, even if the media refuses to acknowledge it. We’re seeing the first, juicy fruits of a decision we made last November – one of the best decisions the American electorate ever made. 2018 is shaping up to be something special…that is, if our president can survive the Democrats’ attempts to drag him out of the Oval Office.