Trump Doesn't Want 'Poor Person' Running the Economy

Olive Rios
June 25, 2017

And, he laughed, "add some money to it!"

The sheer wealth in the Trump administration has been the subject of frequent news coverage, and many of his appointees faced significant opposition from lawmakers who dubbed the group a "cabinet of billionaires".

During his speech in Iowa, Trump said he selected billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as Department of Commerce secretary for his financial acumen, noting "I just don't want a poor person".

President Trump went on to list his support for various energy sources.

"The truth is people love us, all of us".

"We want to get our people off of welfare and back to work", Trump said. Does that make sense?'

"I know the guys at Goldman Sachs". The President on Wednesday in Grand Rapids, Iowa, made the announcement to a sold-out crowd at a campaign-style rally in Grand Rapids, Iowa, marking the first time he has returned to the Hawkeye State since taking office. He touched on crime and law enforcement, terrorism, jobs, immigration and infrastructure. "They wanted that", said Trump.

Trump slammed Democrats as obstructionists opposing his agenda, calling them "unbelievably nasty, really, really nasty".

The president also acknowledged and celebrated recent Republican victories in special elections in both SC and Georgia.

It was an unscripted peek into Trump-brand populism: rich people should be seen as smart, Wall Street insiders should be seen as capable, Goldman Sachs must be synonymous with expertise, and it's best to be skeptical of poor people.

As protesters at the event ramped up their jeers and boos, Trump stopped and motioned to wave them off.

Looking to foreign policy, Trump complained about the "bad hand" he had been dealt, such as North Korea's nuclear program.

According to the Georgia secretary of state, Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff, 52.13 percent to 47.87 percent.

"All we do is win, win, win", he told a cheering crowd.

What Trump said in Iowa is not only insulting to people who might be considered poor or impoverished, it also doesn't make very much sense.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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