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Letter: Protesters fail to mention profits

Published on August 28, 2018 4:31PM

To the Editor:

Rosie O’Donnell recently led a protest by Broadway actors and actresses in Washington, D.C., protesting the policies of President Trump. What they didn’t say and what we need to know is that in 2017 Broadway’s gross revenue shot up to an all-time high of $1.673 billion (yes, that’s billion with a “B”) — $270 million above the previous year’s record. As of this spring, Broadway box office receipts were up 20 percent above last year’s record. This, the result of President Trump’s economic policies. Usually people are thankful for a strong economy and low unemployment that allows people to buy expensive tickets while visiting New York City. It seems “Trump Derangement Syndrome” can blind people to what is really important.

Reg LeQuieu

Mt. Vernon


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