Speaking to a crowd of people in Iowa, President Trump had to address a certain subject.
He hired Wilber Ross as Commerce Secretary.
This man is quite wealthy, for his position.
About $2.9BILLION, wealthy.
Critics are whining the president hired such a wealthy person.
Here is Trump’s comment.
“Somebody said, ‘Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?’ No, it’s true. And Wilbur’s a very rich person in charge of commerce. I said, ‘Because that’s the kind of thinking we want … because they’re representing the country. They don’t want the money.’”
The president continued that the people working in his Cabinet had to make sacrifices to take their jobs at the WH, calling them “great, brilliant business minds … And that’s what we need. That’s what we have to have so the world doesn’t take advantage. We can’t have the world taking advantage of us anymore. And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense?”
Do you agree with the president?
Should wealthy people be running this government to help our nation prosper?
Or will they be looking out for their own self-interest?
Other billionaires in his cabinet are Betsy DeVos as education secretary, worth $5.1 billion; and Tom Ricketts as deputy secretary of commerce, valued at $5.3 billion.