Donald gave a supercool economic speech. The optics of the staging certainly were…interesting.

Here is some of the recycled trash from Donald’s speech — not the stuff piled up behind him, but coming out of his mouth. The same old tired GOP ideas designed to benefit those at the top, while cynically couched in the language of populism. Deregulation and lower taxes on corporations…

“We tax and regulate and restrict our companies to death, then we allow foreign countries that cheat to export their goods to us tax-free.” … “We will make America the best place in the world to start a business, hire workers, and open a factory. This includes massive tax reform.” … “We will also get rid of wasteful rules and regulations which are destroying our job creation capacity.” … “Many people think that these regulations are an even greater impediment than the fact that we are one of the highest taxed nations in the world.”

Apparently what was behind the podium was the same as the stuff that emanated from the person in front of it.