Donald Trump’s new team of billionaire advisers could threaten his populist message

August 5, 2016 4:54 PM

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Donald Trump’s new team of billionaire advisers could threaten his populist message

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday announced a new team of ultra-rich financiers and businessmen as his core economic advisers, a move that brings high-profile names to his inner circle but also may step on his populist claims to save America's middle class.

The list includes strikingly few academic policy experts, usually the bread-and-butter of campaign policy teams. Instead, the advisory team of 13 men — and no women — consists largely of personal friends or longtime business associates of Trump. The median net worth of Trump's official economic advi...

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