Though President-elect Donald Trump’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 “awesome” at determining things that frustrate the American public the most.
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“He’s sort of like a Boston cab driver, he doesn’t really look up, he just tweets it and drives straight ahead. Almost like reading the newspaper while he’s driving. And it scares everybody to death, but I think It’s a good thing to get people rallied around the ideas.” McNealy told the FOX Business Network’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.
“He’s created an enormous amount of uncertainty and chaos, but that gives us an opportunity to reorder and do the right things,” 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.
“The worst CEO is a thousand times better than the best politician,’ in terms of driving us forward and driving the market economy, personal responsibility, less regulation and liberty out there in the marketplace,” 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.
“As a developer, you’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 that’s what he’s doing, I certainly hope that’s what he’s doing,” McNealy said.