Trump Announces All-Male Economic Team
Donald Trump announced his 13-person, all male economic team on Friday.
GOP: We need to expand our outreach
TRUMP: My economic advisory team is 13 dudes
GOP: Ok but they're economists
TRUMP: I don't believe so no
— Adam Sternbergh (@sternbergh) August 5, 2016
Trump announces 13-member economic advisory team
Actual economists: 0
Guys named Steve: 6 pic.twitter.com/pYj4JUfTTM
— Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) August 5, 2016
— Heather Boushey (@HBoushey) August 5, 2016
Trump wants to roll out consumer-friendly econ ideas to win over suburban women, as we reported Sun, yet just rolled out all-male econ team.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 5, 2016
The Hill reports:
The team, which the campaign touted as comprised of “the top economists in the country,” includes several real estate investors and hedge fund managers.
Included on the team are Steve Roth, CEO of Vornado Realty Trust; Howard Lorber, CEO of Vector Group Ltd.; Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s finance chairman; Tom Barrack, founder of Colony Capital; Stephen M. Calk, CEO of Federal Savings Bank; Andy Beal, founder of Beal Bank; and Steve Feinberg, CEO of Cerberus Capital Management.
The campaign’s policy team will be led by national director of policy Stephen Miller and deputy director Dan Kowolski.
“I am pleased that we have such a formidable group of experienced and talented individuals that will work with me to implement real solutions for the economic issues facing our country,” the campaign said.
“For too long we have watched as President Obama and Hillary Clinton have ruined our economy and decimated the middle class. I am going to be the greatest jobs President our country has ever seen. We will do more for the hardworking people of our country and Make America Great Again.”
The announcement comes ahead of Trump’s speech on the economy at the Detroit Economic Club on Monday, where he will unveil his policy agenda for revitalizing the economy.
Trump caught flack Friday after the announcement from people who say the team doesn’t have enough diversity. In biographies of members sent out by the campaign, only one of the men, Miller, is described as an economist.
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