In this Dec. 9, 2016, photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks...

In this Dec. 9, 2016, photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Credit: AP

Newsday’s editorial on Sunday, “Trump’s tough test on trade” [Dec. 11], shows worry about the economy.

Look at it this way: President Barack Obama majored in political science and law. He excels in civil rights. That is good.

Donald Trump was a business major, and he excels in profit margins and business contracts. That is also good. It’s different, but that doesn’t mean Trump’s approach is to be feared.

Different means a new focus. In the past eight years, Obama doubled the national debt. His shovel-ready stimulus plan was wasteful. He invested in Solyndra, a green energy company that went bankrupt, losing taxpayer dollars.

Why should Trump be criticized for telling Boeing that its contract to design certain aspects of Air Force One was too expensive? Each president brings his own strengths to the office.

Catherine Finelli, Bellmore


This is the difference between a chief executive and a politician. CEOs are results-driven and not always concerned with vote gathering.

There is no need to hit the panic button. China needs us, period.

We need to stop making deals with the companies and countries where we are losing money or paying too much money.

Bernie Bienwald, Centerport


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