One of Trump’s primary goals since being elected is to get the economy booming. Doesn’t matter what effect his decisions and appointments have on citizens, the environment or human decency. Most are short-term boosts that are harmful in the long run, like; the tax cuts, gutting regulations (especially in the environmental and financial sectors), drilling and fracking wherever possible - including declassifying wilderness such as Bears’ Ears and the North Slope, and, of course, keeping the war machine humming to pillage the planet and discourage rivals.
Trump might be an incurious, arrogant, cutthroat real estate billionaire, but even he knows if people perceive their economic station as promising, they won’t care what else he does. The old adage of voting your pocketbook still applies. But short-term thinking leads to long-term decay, both fiscally and morally.