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Trump at Davos: “This is not a time for pessimism; this is a time for optimism.”

This is not a time for pessimism; this is a time for optimism. Fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous hope and joy and optimism and action.

But to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune-tellers — and I have them and you have them, and we all have them, and they want to see us do badly, but we don’t let that happen. They predicted an overpopulation crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the ’70s, and an end of oil in the 1990s. These alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform, and control every aspect of our lives.

We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country, or eradicate our liberty. America will always be the proud, strong, and unyielding bastion of freedom.

In America, we understand what the pessimists refuse to see: that a growing and vibrant market economy focused on the future lifts the human spirit and excites creativity strong enough to overcome any challenge — any challenge by far.

The great scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century — from penicillin to high-yield wheat, to modern transportation, and breakthrough vaccines — have lifted living standards and saved billions of lives around the world. And we’re continuing to work on things that you’ll be hearing about in the near future that, even today, sitting here right now, you wouldn’t believe it’s possible that we have found the answers. You’ll be hearing about it. But we have found answers to things that people said would not be possible — certainly not in a very short period of time.

But the wonders of the last century will pale in comparison to what today’s young innovators will achieve because they are doing things that nobody thought even feasible to begin. We continue to embrace technology, not to shun it. When people are free to innovate, millions will live longer, happier, healthier lives.

Transcript of President Trump Remarks – World Economic Forum, Davos, 2020… | The Last Refuge

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  • Uncle Mikey January 21, 2020, 5:12 PM

    When Trump decides it’s time, he gives perfect speeches. Sometimes they’re ready to hear it, sometimes not. He understands when to do it this way.

  • Dan K. January 21, 2020, 5:26 PM

    Trump isn’t Reagan 2.0, Reagan was Trump’s prototype… Fantastic speech!

  • Casey Klahn January 21, 2020, 7:43 PM

    “When people are free to innovate…”

    That is the thesis of the future. Innovation is the office of the artist, the poet, the writer and the actor. Even the tech wizards look for that same quality, the intellectual property that creates new things.

    Great speech and a great post, Mr Gerard Van der Leun. I see the others have already recalled Reagan, whose oratory was the best presidential oratory of my lifetime. This enters that great hallway of important speeches.

    Here here!

  • ghostsniper January 22, 2020, 4:49 AM

    “When people are free to innovate…”
    That is the thesis of the future.

    True, but not in the US.
    A thousand layers of redtape, countless “rules” and (ahem) whistleblowers abound, innovation is relegated to the pristine ivory towers of the elite, and the secret garages and basements of the compelled. Debt is the overwhelming and alluring enemy and it has already trounced a million quadrillion holes in the good ship america and it has no choice but to go down. In your lifetime.

  • Anonymous January 22, 2020, 9:45 AM

    To be fair, it is a time for pessimism. That’s if you are a globohomo leftist bootlick.

  • ghostsniper January 22, 2020, 11:03 AM

    where my flyin’ car iz?