JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon praised former President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy, immigration, China and other issues in interviews over the past week.
“I think we should stop insulting the other side, including ‘MAGA.’ I’ve mentioned publicly many times that a lot of people have voted for President Trump, not because they believe in his family values, but they look at some of the things he did,” he told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo in an interview that aired on “Mornings with Maria” last week.
“He grew the economy. He was right about NATO, they spend more money. He was right… about China. He was right that… some regulations do not cause positive output. So, that’s why they’re voting for him, and I think the Democrats should be a little more thoughtful when they talk about ‘MAGA.’”
Dimon also told Bartiromo his message to Democrats and the Biden campaign for 2024 was, “Don’t act like every attribute of Trump is an attribute of them,” referring to Trump’s base. “It’s just not true.”
Dimon hesitated from fully endorsing Trump’s rhetoric on sensitive topics, but said it was clear many voters found value in his first term as president.
“I don’t like how he said things about Mexico […] but he wasn’t wrong about some of these critical issues, and that’s why they’re voting for him,” Dimon told CNBC this week. “I think people should be a little more respectful of our fellow citizens.”
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