Published: Tue, June 27, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Trump Wants to Bar Immigrants From Receiving Welfare for Five Years

Trump Wants to Bar Immigrants From Receiving Welfare for Five Years

Donald Trump has said he doesn't want "a poor person" running the U.S. economy and has defended his decision to appoint wealthy individuals to his cabinet.

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, rejected Trump's logic about rich people running the economy.

President Donald Trump is asking Congress for new immigration policies that would prohibit new immigrants from going on welfare programs during their first five years in the country.

"Somebody said: 'why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?'" Trump said during his rally.

The President's administration also includes billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin, and former Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn as chief economic adviser.

"It would be a attractive, lovely thing if we could get together as two parties that love our country and come up with that great healthcare and come up with that great tax deal for our people. and infrastructure and so many other things", Trump said.

Trump, contending with low approval ratings and a Washington on edge over a secretive Senate health care bill and investigations into Russian election meddling, reveled in the spotlight.

And, while Trump painted Wall Street executives as champions of the economy in his speech on Wednesday, he strongly criticized them in January 2016 at a rally in Iowa. It makes sense. Let's see.

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And he brought up his plans for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

"We're 5-0 in special elections", Trump told the crowd.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years — though most already are.

Trump bested Democrat Hillary Clinton in Iowa by almost 10 percentage points in the election past year.

He avoided any discussion of the scandals surrounding his presidency, other than one brief reference to the "witch hunt", which is what he has dubbed the probes into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

Trump has one of the wealthiest cabinets in the political history of the United States.

Trump began the speech by touting Karen Handel's victory in a special election in a House district in Georgia.

On Wednesday, Trump's attitude was different.

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