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Trump attacks restrictions on big banks, retirement advisers

Trump attacks restrictions on big banks, retirement advisers
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Washington (AP): President Donald Trump has launched his long-promised attack on banking rules that were rushed into law after the nation-'s economic...

Washington (AP): President Donald Trump has launched his long-promised attack on banking rules that were rushed into law after the nation's economic crisis, signing new orders after meeting with business and investment chiefs and pledging further action to free big banks from restrictions.

Wall Street cheered him on, but Trump risks disillusioning his working-class voters. On Friday, he directed his Treasury Secretary to review the devilishly complex 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law, which was signed by President Barack Obama to overhaul regulations after the financial and housing crisis of the past decade.

It aimed to restrain banks' from misdeeds that many blamed for the crisis.
"We're going to be doing a big number on Dodd-Frank."

During a meeting with business leaders, including JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon on Friday, he said, "Frankly I have so many people, friends of mine that have nice businesses that can't borrow money.

They just can't get any money because the banks just won't let them borrow because of the rules and regulations of Dodd-Frank."

Those regulations unnecessarily cramp the US economy and job creation, he declared. But many Democrats see it differently, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who was behind the formation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formed as part of the Dodd-Frank law.

"Donald Trump talked a big game about Wall Street during his campaign but as president, we're finding out whose side he's really on," Warren said in a statement.

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