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The world changed on election day 2016, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Thursday. Whether you love or hate the political results, there's no denying that the business world just got a whole lot more interesting.
Cramer said if Donald Trump can deliver on all of his pro-business policies, then the stock market's huge post-election surge will be completely justified. It's only now dawning on investors just how frozen our economy was before Trump, and how quickly things are thawing.
Industry after industry is feeling the "Trump effect," Cramer continued, from retail to home builders, airlines to theme parks. Even technology caught the fever Thursday with Broadcom (AVGO) up 4% and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) surging 8%.
Cramer said it's amazing to think just how different the business world is from just one month ago.
Executive Decision: Jim Murren
For his "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts (MGM) , on the eve of the grand opening of the MGM National Harbor Resort, just outside Washington, D.C. Shares of MGM are up 30% since Cramer last checked in with Murren six months ago.
Murren said MGM has invested $1.4 billion into National Harbor and he's very excited about the location, which is easily accessible to three airports and the 40 million tourists a year that visit our nation's capital. The resort only includes 308 hotel rooms, but Murren said there are already plenty of rooms throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Turning to China, where the government looks to tighten rules on gambling in Macau, Murren said the Chinese have been very smart with their controls thus far and he doesn't anticipate problems now.
Finally, when asked about Trump and the economy, Murren, who was previously critical of the president-elect, said that he's glad the divisive rhetoric is over and he's optimistic for the future.
Cramer said he's sticking with his recommendation of MGM Resorts.