After initially fleeing the Republican Party when Trump was elected, political strategist Mary Matalin has come around to the president. In discussing Trump with PJ Media, Matalin called him “stunning” and a “paradigmatic shift,” with whom “everything can be done.” Nicholas Ballasy reports:
Matalin, a veteran Republican strategist, said she’s specifically pleased with Trump’s “fabulous” leadership on tax reform and his can-do attitude toward public policy.
“I think he’s stunning; he’s a paradigmatic shift because, for him, I think, it’s an isolated paradigm shift. I don’t think anybody else can do it because everybody else who thinks they know about politics impedes their own forward motion by saying it can’t be done. He doesn’t have that gene –everything can be done,” she said.
“Everything is possible, and guess what? He has proved that it is. Do you know how many years, decades, I worked on tax reform? He did it like that, changing people’s lives. Do you know how long we all ran against Obamacare? …The less reported is the most significant for the economy … regulatory relief,” she added.
Matalin said Trump’s regulatory relief agenda has given hope back to the business community, young families and those preparing for retirement.
“I say this from the perspective of being in a blue city in a red state for 10 years – New Orleans and Louisiana. He’s given people back hope, I mean people really, small-business people or young families or retiring people, in our DNA is always the potential to be better, to strive for something,” she said.
“You couldn’t strive for anything. You’re being bushwhacked at every corner. He has shifted the collective psyche from horribly cynical to helpfully skeptical. So I think he is doing great,” she added.
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