Donald Trump has named billionaire investor Carl Icahn, a frequent critic of some Obama administration rules and a major fossil fuel investor, a special advisor on regulation, the president-elect’s transition team announced Wednesday.
Trump’s team said in a statement that the activist investor will aid him in an “individual capacity” rather than as a federal employee or special government employee, adding that he will not have “specific duties.” He therefore likely will not have to give up his varied business interests while advising Trump on policy.
“I am proud to serve President-elect Trump as a special advisor on regulatory reform. Under President Obama, America’s business owners have been crippled by over $1 trillion in new regulations and over 750 billion hours dealing with paperwork,” Icahn said in a statement. “It’s time to break free of excessive regulation and let our entrepreneurs do what they do best: create jobs and support communities. President-elect Trump is serious about helping American families, and regulatory reform will be a critical component of making America work again.”
As an America business owner myself, all I can say is THANK GOD! Things are finally starting to look up again for Entrepreneurs and workers as the playing field will finally begin to level out.
Under Obama’s iron-fisted rule, small businesses have been stifled while the top-dogs of big corporations with connections to the White House have flourished. This would have continued under Clinton except way worse, but now we have President Trump.
So welcome to the new America, a place we can be proud to work in and call how, as we rebuild our nation on the framework created by our founders and restore our country to greatness!!