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Trump expands economic policy adviser team

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump named Anthony Scaramucci, founder of Skybridge Capital, to his economic policy council Thursday. Also appointed were Diane Hendricks, Liz Uihlein and six other women, after his first list was criticized for lacking gender diversity.

Ms. Hendricks, the billionaire building-materials supplier who used to back Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president, helped Mr. Trump get his fundraising operation off the ground after he clinched the nomination in May, as did Ms. Uihlein, president of Uline Inc.

The council now also includes Darlene Jordan, executive director of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation and a former Mitt Romney fundraiser; former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey; Texas Public Policy Foundation President and CEO Brooke Rollins; Kathleen Hartnett White, director of an energy center at the Texas foundation; Vintage Capital Group Chairwoman Carla Sands; and Judy Shelton, senior fellow at the Atlas Network.

The economic advisers on Trump's original list — which his campaign said at the time would grow — included John Paulson, Andy Beal, Stephen Feinberg, Harold Hamm, Steven Roth, Howard Lorber, Stephen M. Calk, Tom Barrack, Dan DiMicco and Steven Mnuchin.

“Donald J. Trump is pleased to announce an expansion of his economic advisory team that will build off some of the greatest economic thinkers in business today,” the Trump campaign said in a statement announcing the new advisers. “The addition of these men and women represents a commitment to adding diverse thoughts to the Trump/Pence campaign.”