By Gabrielle Seunagal
The White House’s finance disclosure documents recently revealed that the President’s top four advisors collectively amount to nearly $2 billion. Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and Jared Kushner have assets that total between $757 million and $1.9 billion. Jared Kushner, son-in-law to President Trump holds nearly $700 million dollars worth of assets with his wife, Ivanka Trump. Some people have asserted that the recent financial disclosures are alarming, due to how much the President appealed to working class families during his 2016 campaign. This accusation is absurd and ridiculous. While Mr. Trump’s policies will benefit the middle class, this does not mean that he is morally barred from working with wealthy Americans.
Instead of bashing the wealthy men and women of this nation who surround the President, we should be taking cues from them. Every American should strive for success and affluence. Wealthy people should be imitated, not demonized. Those who resent wealthy people such as Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are doing themselves a major disservice. The media is not helping matters either by insinuating that wealthy people should not advise the President. Instead of turning affluent Americans into pariahs, we should respect them and study the methods they used to earn their vast incomes.
In order for this nation to truly thrive, we the people must admire and aspire to be the entrepreneurs, the business owners, the dealmakers. Success is something to work towards, not fight against. People who bash thriving individuals usually do so as an unfortunate offshoot of their own envy and shortcomings. Bannon, Priebus, Kushner, and Ivanka Trump are outstanding Presidential advisers because they have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to make the proper judgement calls.
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