Trump’s Economic Team: Bankers and Billionaires (and All Men)


From left, Tom Barrack, Steve Mnuchin and John PaulsonCreditFrom left, Alex Wong/Getty Images, Jason Merritt/Getty Images for BWR and Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Donald J. Trump may rail against Wall Street and business elites at his campaign rallies, but that has not stopped him from turning to many of them for economic advice. On Friday, Mr. Trump announced his economic team, just days before he is expected to give a speech in Detroit on Monday about what he would do to improve American growth.

The 13-member team — all men — includes several billionaire bankers and investment managers, and even a part-time professional poker player. Many have been in business with Mr. Trump before. Having such moguls on the team not only expands Mr. Trump’s network of Wall Street donors and contacts, but may also reassure the financial community that it need not be too alarmed by some of the candidate’s populist oratory. Even so, several of those named often have expressed views against the economic mainstream, voicing suspicions about the Federal Reserve and global trade deals…

Trump’s Economic Team: Bankers and Billionaires (and All Men)

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