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Small business owners were elated when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris deal. "It was like a major win at a football game," a management consultant told NYT. Although many big companies (Apple, IBM, Disney, etc.) criticized Trump for the decision, the small business owners he's kept happy are reflective of the base of voters who delivered him to the White House.
"There is a new sheriff in town," said another business owner whose company develops control panels for larger factories. "But the biggest frustration that I have is that there is so much resistance that is keeping him from moving forward."
Why it matters: Trump's decision to withdraw was political. He's appealing to his base (something he's done through continued campaign style rallies) instead of large corporations and business elites like Tim Cook.