Policy & Regulation

The ‘Trump Show’ delights US industry

US industry groups seem to have decided that imitation is the best form of flattery for Donald Trump US industry groups seem to have decided that imitation is the best form of flattery for Donald Trump.
By The Wildcat 1 February 2018 0 29366
President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address in 2018. Trump delivers his address. (Ron Sachs/AdMedia via ZUMA Wire)

There were only 55 words about energy in Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday, but the US President’s three major claims seem to have spawned 55 million words of punditry. 

Trump, who was uncharacteristically restrained during the speech, said his administration had cut record amounts of red tape and ended the wars on energy and coal, and that the US was “now, very proudly, an exporter of energy to the world”. 

Whether there have been ‘wars’ on coal and energy is a...