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Trump announces all-male economic team

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Donald Trump unveiled his 13-person economic advisory team Friday but caught flack for not having any women or many economists on it. 

{mosads}The team, which the campaign touted as comprised of “the top economists in the country,” includes several real estate investors and hedge fund managers. 

Included on the team are Steve Roth, CEO of Vornado Realty Trust; Howard Lorber, CEO of Vector Group Ltd.; Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s finance chairman; Tom Barrack, founder of Colony Capital; Stephen M. Calk, CEO of Federal Savings Bank; Andy Beal, founder of Beal Bank; and Steve Feinberg, CEO of Cerberus Capital Management. 

The campaign’s policy team will be led by national director of policy Stephen Miller and deputy director Dan Kowolski. 

“I am pleased that we have such a formidable group of experienced and talented individuals that will work with me to implement real solutions for the economic issues facing our country,” the campaign said.

“For too long we have watched as President Obama and Hillary Clinton have ruined our economy and decimated the middle class. I am going to be the greatest jobs President our country has ever seen. We will do more for the hardworking people of our country and Make America Great Again.” 

The announcement comes ahead of Trump’s speech on the economy at the Detroit Economic Club on Monday, where he will unveil his policy agenda for revitalizing the economy. 

Trump caught flack Friday after the announcement from people who say the team doesn’t have enough diversity. In biographies of members sent out by the campaign, only one of the men, Miller, is described as an economist. 




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