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5:16 pm: 3 big Trump donors are among business leaders influencing response to pandemic
President Donald Trump has sought and received advice on tackling the coronavirus crisis in private conversations with several of his allies in the business world, according to people familiar with the matter.
There are at least four executives Trump and his team have been in regular contact with, according to the people, who declined to be named due to the private nature of the conversations. They include Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman, Oracle Executive Chairman Larry Ellison, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan and John Catsimatidis, CEO of the New York grocery chain Gristedes. Three of the men – Ellison, Schwarzman and Catsimatidis – are big Trump donors.
The conversations have ranged from the idea of shutting down the stock market, which did not happen, to discussing the state of the U.S. economy during the …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]