It is a myth that Trump was good for the economy. He inherited the longest economic recovery in American history. His tax cuts and regulation rollbacks benefited the wealthy and big corporations — main street and small businesses, not so much. He increased the trade deficit with China to a 14-year high and put American farmers on welfare.

It is quite different to manage an already strong economy than it is to rebuild a post-pandemic one. Each of Trump’s attempts to “liberate” the economy have failed. The market is shaky; unemployment is high; small businesses are shuttering for good:

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