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Trump and the Economy

Will President Trump's plan to put 'America first' make the USA richer? David Aaronovitch investigates.

Will President Trump's plan to put 'America first' make the USA richer?

He's promised a raft of radical economic reforms including a huge cut in tax on businesses, an income tax cut, a massive reduction in regulation, and investment in America's infrastructure.

His goal is to get America's economy growing at roughly double its current rate. He also wants to create 25 million new jobs, and put 'America first' in every policy decision.

But are these goals achievable and are the measures he's proposing likely to work?

David Aaronovitch explores what 'Trumponomics' might mean in practice and asks a range of experts whether his plans for the economy will lead to boom or bust.


Jim Tankersley, Policy and Politics Editor, Vox

Arthur Laffer, former advisor to President Ronald Reagan

John Kay, visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and fellow of St John's College, Oxford

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and formerly worked on Donald Trump’s campaign and transition team

Researcher: Samuel Bright
Producer: China Collins

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28 minutes


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