Woman Touted On Trump’s Economic Council Actually Never Accepted The Job

One of the woman the Donald Trump campaign announced last month would be serving on its economic advisory council did not in fact accept the job. Betsy McCaughey, a columnist and notorious Obamacare critic, told TPM in an email Wednesday that she had turned down the invitation.

Her name was among a list of eight woman the Trump campaign touted in an expansion of its economic team, after its initial list of economic advisors featured no women and six guys named Steve. The press release naming her to the council was sent out Aug. 11, and is still live on the Trump campaign website without any correction.

“I was very honored to be asked to join Trump’s Economic Advisory Council, but as a columnist I could not accept an official position with the campaign,” McCaughey told TPM.

Earlier on Wednesday, McCaughey also corrected CNN for describing her as a member of the Trump’s economic advisory council. She is, however, an avowed Trump supporter.

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