Trump: ‘I Just Don’t Want A Poor Person’ Running The Economy (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump walks on stage to speaks at Kirkwood Community College, which is recognized by the White House as a major center of agricultural innovation, during a visit to the campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ... President Donald Trump walks on stage to speaks at Kirkwood Community College, which is recognized by the White House as a major center of agricultural innovation, during a visit to the campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. This is Trump's first visit to Iowa since the election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) MORE LESS
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June 22, 2017 9:48 a.m.
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President Donald Trump made clear Wednesday that he wants “rich” people “to be in charge of the economy.”

Speaking at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Trump mentioned Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and former Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn, now the director of the National Economic Council.

“Someone said, why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?” Trump said, after referring to Cohn. “And Wilbur is a very rich person, in charge of Commerce,” he added.

“I said because that’s the kind of thinking we want,” he continued. “I mean, you know, really. Because they’re representing the country. They don’t want the money. They’re representing the country.”

Trump has one of the richest Cabinets in American history, stocked with billionaires and multi-millionaires.

“And I love all people — rich or poor — but in those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person,” he added. “Does that make sense? If you insist, I’ll do it, but I like it better this way.”

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