(TeaParty.org) – If you’re a fan of the hit NBC show ‘Shark Tank’, then you’ll know that straight-shooting “shark” Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary is quite deserving of his nickname.
O’Leary has gained a reputation for never shying away from being blunt and straightforward with the contestants and even the other judges, whether he thinks the business proposition before him is brilliant or awful.
He has good reason to be blunt–his business sense and know-how are unsurpassed.
So when it comes to POTUS Trump, O’Leary is obligated by his honest nature to tell the truth…and it’s a truth liberals will not like.
He’s predicting Trump will win in 2020, and the reasons are common sense.
He’s good for business, and Americans love that. In other words, “it’s the economy, stupid.”
O’Leary explained his perspective on Trump’s success and predictions for 2020 during an appearance at the CNBC Disruptor 50 Roadshow on Wednesday.
“Like him or hate him — don’t care. But the policy that’s come out of there in the last two years has ripped all (red tape and business regulations) out,” he said.
“You don’t see it; we never talk about that stuff. But it’s small things like that that all of a sudden my restaurant business that I invested in — a company called Wine and Design … — now we can open up in all these strip malls and sell franchises like crazy because the regulatory environment has changed.”
A classic Trump-era business success story that, as O’Leary rightly points out, the mainstream media does everything possible to avoid mentioning.
O’Leary explained that the coastal elites are entirely out of touch with what it is that makes Trump so popular and well-loved among voters, and that this may very well be a fatal flaw in 2020.
“If you think this administration is getting voted out in the next election, you are 100 percent wrong,” O’Leary explained.
“Where I go to Amarillo, Texas; Champaign; Urbana; Fargo, his name is painted on the barn, and I see it for miles around. And look, I’m not trying to advocate here for it. I’m just telling you, if you think, sitting in Boston or Philly or New York or LA, that’s America, that’s not America. I go to America, and they love what’s happening,” he continued.
He also pointed out the very notable contrast between the Obama years and the new Trump era of business.
“Over the last 10 years the America that I grew up in, and I started my company in, was lost. It was so overregulated and so governed and so punitive for business. And the policy — not the administration and not the past president — the policy that that administration generated, in my view, was un-American,” he said.
You don’t have to like the president to acknowledge his economic success.
Of course, there will many on the left who will do everything in their power to pretend it’s not there, but at the end of the day, the voters will decide just how successful Trump was.