Billionaire Trump Official Wilbur Ross: ‘I Don’t Understand Why’ Unpaid Federal Workers Need Food Banks During Shutdown

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he didn’t understand why unpaid federal government employees are going to food banks during a government shutdown.

Ross, who is worth $2.9 billion, told the workers to get a bank loan, which will include interest payments:

Well, I know they are, and I don’t really quite understand why. Because, as I mentioned before, the obligations that they would undertake, say borrowing from a bank or a credit union, are, in effect, federally guaranteed. So the thirty days of pay that some people will be out, there’s really no reason why they shouldn’t be able to get a loan against it.

(Sources: CNBC via YouTube, Forbes)

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