Why I Prefer The Rich To Be In Charge Of The Economy – Trump
President Donald Trump of the United States has said he prefers the rich to be in charge of the country’s economy instead of the poor. He stated this at a rally in Iowa while defending the composition of his cabinet which has some of the wealthiest persons in the country as appointees.
Trump was quoted as saying, “Somebody said, ‘Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?’ So I said …. because that’s the kind of thinking we want… because they’re representing the country.”
Making reference to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a billionaire former investor, Mr. Trump said:, “They don’t want the money. And they had to give up a lot to take up these jobs.”
Trump who is also a billionaire himself, went on to refer to Gary Cohn, his chief economic advisor.
He said: “This is the president of Goldman Sachs. Smart. Having him represent us, he went from massive paydays to peanuts, to little tiny … I’m waiting for them to accuse him of wanting that little amount of money.
“These are people that are great, brilliant business minds, and that’s what we need, that’s what we have to have so the world doesn’t take advantage of us.
“We can’t have the world taking advantage of us any more. And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions I just don’t want a poor person.
“Does that make sense? Does that make sense?
“If you insist I’ll do it but I like it better this way, right?”
Mr. Trump’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is also a billionaire heiress, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former boss of oil giant Exxon, is thought to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Other rich appointees include Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a former hedge fund manager, and Housing Secretary Ben Carson, who made his fortune selling books on his career in medicine and his political ideas.
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