Trump: I Only Want The Mega-Rich In My Cabinet

Politico reports:

Donald Trump on Thursday brushed aside concerns that he had tapped too many super-rich people for his cabinet, saying “I want people that made a fortune!” and boasting that he was “putting together one of the great cabinets that has ever been assembled in the history of our nation.”

In a campaign-style speech at a convention center here, he playfully rejected criticism that his nominees — a group that includes four billionaires with Thursday’s appointment of former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration — are not reflective of the American public.

Seemingly focusing on those who would renegotiate trade deals on behalf of his administration, Trump said “some of the people I’ve put on to negotiate … are some of the most successful people in the world.”

Affecting a mock scolding tone to channel critics, Trump said “one newspaper criticized me: ‘why can’t they have people of modest means?’ Because I want people that made a fortune! Because now they’re negotiating with you, ok?”