Banks: The one key word that Trump left out of his speech
Donald Trump’s acceptance speech mentioned pretty much every campaign issue but one: banks.
No mention of efforts to cut financial regulation. Nothing about the Republican Party platform’s new aim to break up the big banks. And not a word about Hillary Clinton’s long-standing ties to Wall Street kingpins and the tens of millions she’s accepted in donations from them.
“Being a cynic, I would say they’re so far behind on fundraising, why would they want to antagonize Wall Street at this point?” said Greg Valliere, chief strategist at Horizon Investments and a leading voice on the Wall Street-Washington connection. “Just because something is in a platform doesn’t mean he’s going to advocate it. A platform is just a bunch of words.”