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Dallas' Mi Cocina to the rescue on Trump's new economy recovery team

Dallas' Mi Cocina to the rescue on Trump's new economy recovery team

Ray Washburne
Ray Washburne made the list. Photo Dana Driensky

It's Mambo taxis to the rescue on a new Presidential task force focused on economic recovery.

President Donald Trump has created a new Great American Economic Revival initiative of some kind, which includes Ray Washburne, head of M Crowd, the Dallas company that owns Mi Cocina and Taco Diner.

Washburne, one of Trump's top donors, is on the list, along with other executives and industry leaders who are being charged with charting a path forward "toward a future of unparalleled American prosperity."

The list is just a list. There's no action or plan, just a group described as "esteemed" executives, economists, scholars, and industry leaders, who will break off into groups to advance the health and wealth of America, and "produce a more independent, self-sufficient, and resilient Nation."

The list has about 200 names, grouped by industry such as Agriculture, Banking, Construction, Defense, Energy, Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Retail, Tech, Telecommunications, Transportation, and Sports.

The Sports group will definitely help solve our problems, since it includes both Mark Cuban and Jerry Jones.

There's also a special group called "Thought Leaders" that includes Steve Forbes, Condoleeza Rice, and Art Laffer.

Do you suppose these people feel flattered?

Beyond M Crowd, the Food & Beverage group includes major chains and brands such as McDonald's, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Chick-fil-A, Subway, Bloomin' Brands, YUM! Brands, Darden, Papa Johns, Wendy’s, Waffle House, Starbucks, and Jimmy John's founder James Liautaud, who is no longer with Jimmy John's but who is a committed Trump donor. He's also, like Donald Jr., a loathed trophy hunter of endangered big game.