(Jordan Fabian – The Hill)
President Trump on Wednesday threw his support behind the Export-Import Bank, a stark reversal of his opposition to the lender during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“It turns out that, first of all, lots of small companies are really helped, the vendor companies,” Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
“But also, maybe more important, other countries give [assistance]. When other countries give it we lose a tremendous amount of business.”
The president’s about-face is likely to anger conservative Republican critics of the bank, who say it has enabled crony capitalism. Many believed that with Trump in the White House and GOP control of Capitol Hill, the bank’s days were numbered. Click here to read more.