Sun Microsystems Co-Founder: Worst CEO is a Thousand Times Better Than the Best Politician
Though President-elect Donald Trumpâ€™s successful anti-establishment campaign won him the White House, his unconventional style, including his use of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), have rattle some and created uncertainty about his administration. But Sun Microsystems Co-Founder Scott McNealy said Trump has been â€œawesomeâ€ at determining things that frustrate the American public the most.
â€œHeâ€™s sort of like a Boston cab driver, he doesnâ€™t really look up, he just tweets it and drives straight ahead. Almost like reading the newspaper while heâ€™s driving. And it scares everybody to death, but I think Itâ€™s a good thing to get people rallied around the ideas.â€ McNealy told the FOX Business Networkâ€™s Neil Cavuto.
According to McNealy, the uncertainty that Trump has caused is creating a opportunity for real change as he staffs up his cabinet with experienced businesspeople.
â€œHeâ€™s created an enormous amount of uncertainty and chaos, but that gives us an opportunity to reorder and do the right things,â€ he said.
The practical experience a business leader will bring to the White House could be a positive for the U.S. economy, McNealy said.
â€œThe worst CEO is a thousand times better than the best politician,â€™ in terms of driving us forward and driving the market economy, personal responsibility, less regulation and liberty out there in the marketplace,â€ he said.
Though McNealy saw Trump as causing some initial chaos, he was optimistic the president-elect was surrounding himself with a team that could help build a foundation for greater economic growth.
â€œAs a developer, youâ€™ve got to bring the wrecking ball in first and again, create that chaos, create the urgency and get people scared enough to move and do something about it and I think thatâ€™s what heâ€™s doing, I certainly hope thatâ€™s what heâ€™s doing,â€ McNealy said.