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Trump says he doesn’t think poor people should be in his cabinet

Trump said if people insisted, he would nominate a poor person.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 22, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 2:15 am CDT

In advance of the Senate finally unveiling its long-withheld healthcare bill, a plan to reshape one-sixth of the American economy centered around the president’s campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump went to Iowa to stump for… himself.

At the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday night, Trump held a Make America Great Again Rally, a 2016 campaign-style event aimed to get the president out of Washington to energize both himself and his base.

While Trump did touch on the healthcare debate in Washington, declaring Obamacare “dead,” he also spoke at length about a number of topics, including the media, the Paris Agreement, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Ross, Trump said, was the right man for the job because he doesn’t want the “thinking” of a poor person, whom he claims would be doing the job of commerce secretary for the money.

Trump transitioned to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, a former hedge fund manager whom he insisted would also do a good job because he too was taking a pay cut to work for Trump.

“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,” Trump said to the crowd.

Trump’s cabinet is the richest in American history, with Ross and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos both worth billions. The combined estimated wealth of Trump’s cabinet is greater than that of one-third of all Americans.

H/T Mediaite

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*First Published: Jun 22, 2017, 7:40 am CDT