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Peter Dreier – Steve Mnuchin: Evictor, Forecloser, And Our New Treasury Secretary

Above Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster. Steven Mnuchin, national finance chairman of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign, arrives at Trump Tower, Monday, November 21, 2016 in New York, to meet with President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump’s appointee is the very model of a predatory lender.

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump criticized Wall Street bankers for their excessive political influence and attacked hedge-fund managers for getting away with “murder” under the current tax code. “The hedge-fund guys didn’t build this country,” Trump said on Face the Nation. “These are guys that shift paper around and they get lucky.”