July 19, 2024

Former President Donald Trump’s elliptical speaking style did not impress a group of CEOs he recently met with, according to CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, who reported on the less than charitable impressions the CEOs had of Trump.

Per a CNBC report, Trump met with roughly 80 CEOs to discuss how “taxes are going to be cut, and business regulations will be curtailed” if he is elected president, according to people who attended the meeting.

The CEOs included Apple CEO Tim Cook and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.

“Trump told the CEOs a story about how excited tipped workers were about his proposal not to tax tipped wages, and the corporate leaders laughed, said people who were in the room,” CNBC reported. But Friday morning viewers of CNBC’s Squawk Box learned that not everyone was impressed.

“I will say I was surprised,” opened Ross Sorkin. “I spoke to a number of CEOs who I would say walked into the meeting being Trump supporter-ish, or thinking that they might be leaning that direction, who said that he was remarkably meandering, could not keep a straight thought, was all over the map, and that they – which, maybe not surprising – but was interesting to me because these were people who, I think, might have been actually predisposed to him and actually walked out of the room less predisposed to him, actually predisposed to thinking ‘This is not necessarily,’ as one person said, ‘this may not be any different or better than a Biden thought, if you’re thinking that way.’”

Trump turned 78 years old on Friday. President Joe Biden is 81 years old. Both are frequently criticized by their partisan rivals for unique ways of communicating, sometimes fairly and often not.

Watch above via CNBC.

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