It was just another night of business in Bedminster, New Jersey when President Donald Trump met with highly successful business leaders at his golf course. It was a night of food, drinks, fun, and talking to the president. There were some good talks, but one of the people who were able to light up the room with Trump was Jim Koch, the chairman of Boston Beer Company who makes the Sam Adams beer. He was chugging along on his beer and when it was his turn to talk, he had people giving a round of applause and laughing like no other.
There wasn’t anything boring in his brief chat, but what he said made people proud to be an American and showed the support that people have for President Trump. Koch wasted no time expressing his thoughts and went right into what was irritating him about things. Most notably was that he was paying 38% taxes while bigger companies were paying 20%. It seems like Trump fixed that and now Koch can put up a fight against those companies who are much bigger. Sam Adams is a well-known name, but there are certainly bigger companies out there and Koch would like to be on a level playing field to compete more. Trump’s changes appear to have given him that opportunity and the crowd at their tables erupted into a round of applause.
Scroll to about the 23-minute mark of the video if you want to see Jim Koch right away.
Daily Caller stated: “Koch was called on by Trump to say a few words, and he did not miss his chance to rep his product.
Koch stood up holding his beer and said, “I’m not quite sure why I’m here. I’m like the smallest company, by far,” Koch continued. “I’m Jim Koch, and I started making Sam Adams beer in my kitchen 37 years ago. Tonight, it’s the designated drink.”
The room burst into applause as Koch chugged his beer. “At least I brought the beer,” Koch said to loud laughs.
“I’m sort of speaking on behalf of what is now 7,000 small brewers in the United States,” Koch continued, then telling the president what angered him: “When I started Sam Adams, American beer was a joke, and it pissed me off. And now, American brewers make the best beer in the world. And the tax reform was a very big deal for all of us, because 85 percent of the beer made in the United States is owned by foreign companies.”
Koch then complimented Trump’s tax cuts for making American brewing competitive again, “I’m the largest American-owned brewery at 2-percent market share. We were paying 38-percent taxes and competing against people who were paying 20. And now we have a level playing field, and we’re going to kick their ass.” There was more applause in the room.
Trump said, “We’ve done that. That was a very unfair situation. That’s right. Good job. That’s a really good job.”
Economic achievements seem to be hidden in all the mass hysteria produced by the media. When people sit down and look at the facts, that’s when they’re able to see the good in the Trump presidency. Put the feelings away and look at the information.
What would you say to Trump if you were at dinner with him?