He tried to fight it, but the allure that one difficult New York billionaire holds for another difficult New York billionaire is just a force of nature too strong for any difficult New York billionaire to resist. Therefore, Carl Icahn is officially all about a Donald Trump presidency.
Seriously. He told Bloomberg.
In a video and interview publishing Tuesday, Carl Icahn sharesDonald Trump’s criticism of the U.S.’s failure to overhaul taxation and immigration and raise interest rates. Icahn backs Trump’s calls to end carried-interest loopholes and rules that encourage corporations to relocate overseas and avoid repatriating profits.
Trump has been praising Icahn for months now, and the two even had a cute little "Will they?/Won't they?" schtick going regarding a possible Treasury post for Carl in Trumperica. Carl is apparently keen on the idea of going after Wall Street types who Carl Icahn now apparently refers to in the third person rather than the first.
They don't agree on everything, but Carl is done playing the field, and he's ready to put his pin on The Donald.
“I would say it’s an endorsement. I think at this moment in time, he’s the only candidate that speaks out about the country’s problems,” Icahn said by phone. “I’m behind Trump. I disagree on certain points I don’t want to get into, I’m sure those can be worked out, but the basic thing is, you need somebody that can get things going in Congress, and I think he can do it. You need somebody that understands business, and I think he understands it.”
Now, Trump is going to have to understand that Carl has his own things to handle, so that's why there will be pink mustaches popping up on every limo in the Trump presidential motorcade.