Donald Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' in cabinet roles

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Should a poor person be allowed in a top economic government​ position?

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Donald Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' in cabinet roles

Post by juansweetpotato » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:34 am

What do you think? Should a 'poor' person be allowed a top economic position?

Time for another poll. I like them because they remind me of school trips to the science museum in London, where everyone got to press buttons.

I personally think, yes, they should because most wealthy politicians are nutters, and are totally detached from the reality of the everyday citizen they were elected to represent. Terrible decisions​ such as QE 1, 2 and 3 etc, where the only one's getting loans, are the one's that caused the reason for them in the first place.

Donald Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' in top economic cabinet roles

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... inet-roles

"President tells crowd during Iowa tour that economic adviser and commerce secretary had to give up a lot to work for him

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Thursday 22 June 2017 04.00 BST Last modified on Thursday 22 June 2017 04.05 BST

Donald Trump has said he doesn’t want “a poor person” to hold economic roles in his administration as he used an Iowa rally to defend his decision to appoint the wealthy to his cabinet.

The US president told a crowd on Wednesday night: “Somebody said why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy? No it’s true. And Wilbur’s [commerce secretary Wilbur Ross] a very rich person in charge of commerce. I said: ‘Because that’s the kind of thinking we want.’”

The president explained that Ross and his economic adviser Gary Cohn “had to give up a lot to take these jobs” and that Cohn in particular, a former president of Goldman Sachs, “went from massive pay days to peanuts”.

Trump added: “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?”

He made the comments as he toured the state with agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue and Ross partly to celebrate a Republican congressional victory in Georgia being seen as an early referendum on his presidency.


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Re: Donald Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' in cabinet roles

Post by juansweetpotato » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:57 pm

I can't believe this post got such a low read count. It wasn't one of my lame headlines - it was the Guardian's this time.
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Re: Donald Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' in cabinet roles

Post by taabarang » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:17 pm

Why the surprise Juan? We're used to POTUS saying outrageously insensitive stupid things.
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Re: Donald Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' in cabinet roles

Post by Luigi » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:23 pm

juansweetpotato wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:57 pm
I can't believe this post got such a low read count. It wasn't one of my lame headlines - it was the Guardian's this time.
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