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May 01, 2017

Report: Trump Considering Breaking Up Too-Big-to-Fail Banks

I have few f***s about that, but he went on to float a more controversial proposal: Hiking gas taxes to fund his proposed infrastructure program.

President Donald Trump said he's actively considering a break up of giant Wall Street banks, giving a push to efforts to revive a Depression-era law separating consumer and investment banking.

"I'm looking at that right now," Trump said of breaking up banks in a 30-minute Oval Office interview with Bloomberg News. "There's some people that want to go back to the old system, right? So were going to look at that."

Trump also said hes open to increasing the U.S. gas tax to fund infrastructure development, in a further sign that policies unpopular with the Republican establishment are under consideration in the White House. He described higher gas taxes as acceptable to truckers -- "I have one friend who's a big trucker," he said -- as long as the proceeds are dedicated to improving U.S. highways.

This smells like Jared.


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