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Jan 17, 2017

Of course, I doubt we'll get much of this nuance in tomorrow's hearings. It'll be all "offshoring bad," "no, trade deals bad," etc.

Jan 17, 2017

Rather than about actual policy tradeoffs (on Trump's part) or good business decisions (on CEOs' part). It's crony capitalism.

Jan 17, 2017

This, as @jimtankersley wrote last week, is the problem with Trump's policy-by-deal: It ends up being all about CEO's relationship with him.

Jan 17, 2017

You can imagine a thousand CEOs working through the same logic right now. Trying to figure out how to stay out of Trump's crosshairs.

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