Trump's economic advisory group clashes with populist image

Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, MaineBy James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s team of economic policy advisers is packed with moguls from the hedge fund and investment banking industries that he has railed against in the past. “It’s hard to see a consistent strain of conservative economic thought,” Chen said, citing Trump’s protectionist policies on trade as an example of where Trump differs from the Republican party’s free-market economic orthodoxy.

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