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Donald Trump Says Only The Rich Should Manage Economy: ‘I Just Don’t Want a Poor Person’

During a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa yesterday, Donald Trump was back among his base.

Speaking before adoring fans, a relaxed president explained why he chose fellow billionaire Wilbur Ross to serve as Commerce Secretary. At the end of the day, Trump said it came down to money.

“I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions I just don’t want a poor person,” he said adding that, as a billionaire, Americans like Ross would be far more honest and better stewards of the American people.

“Wilbur is a very rich person in charge of commence,” said Trump. “That’s the kind of thinking we want. You know really. They’re representing the country. They don’t want the money. They’re representing the country.”

Also joining Trump in Iowa was former Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn, now currently serving as Director of the National Economic Council.

Again, Trump laid on the praise thick.

“This is the president of Goldman Sachs. Smart. Having him represent us. He went from massive pay days to peanuts,” he said. “These are people that are great brilliant business minds. That’s what we need. That’s what we have to have so the world doesn’t take advantage of us.”

Soon-to-be Daily Beast employee Sam Stein couldn’t help but note on Morning Joe, Thursday, that the remarks would have sunk any other politician in the country other than Trump.

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