Washington: President Donald Trump revealed on Wednesday why he does not appoint poor person into his cabinet.
He said at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that. “These are people that are great, brilliant business minds,” Trump said. “That’s what we need. That’s what we have to have. I love all people. It rich or poor. But in those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense? If you insist, I’ll do it — but I like it better this way.”
Trump named Wilbur Ross as his commerce secretary, who is a former Democrat from New York who has amassed a wealth of billions and become an insurgent force in Republican politics.
He also named Todd Ricketts, part of the billionaire family that owns the Chicago Cubs, as deputy commerce secretary.
Billionaire Betsy DeVos has been picked up as education secretary and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is a former Goldman Sachs executive.
Trump said. “They’re representing the country. They don’t want the money. They’re representing the country. They had to give up a lot to take these jobs. They gave up a lot,” he said.
He continued on Wednesday night. “When you get … the president of Goldman Sachs … having him represent us – he went from massive paydays to peanuts. But these are people that are great, brilliant business minds, and that’s what we need.”
“We can’t have the world taking advantage of us anymore,” Trump said.