Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson Hash Out The Week’s News

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Nolan Finley

President Trump has continued to set new cycles on fire during his second week in office.

Nolan Finley, editorial page editor at the Detroit News, joins Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson to discuss travel restrictions recently placed on seven countries, President Donald Trump’s plan to repeal Dodd-Frank, and whether or not Democrats refuse to admit they made a mistake with Obamacare.

When you rush through something as complex and sweeping as this order was, and do it sort of on a Friday night or Saturday morning before you have the people in place who you’ve hired to advise you on these matters, it’s almost predicable that you’re going to screw it up,” Finley said.

I think he’s screwed this up big time.”  

Finley says it seems like Trump rushed placing the ban on the seven countries and that it could have been done in a way that did not create such a storm. He says it comes off as if Trump is just looking to fulfill a campaign promise. 

I think his goal is to prove that he will do what he said he was going to do on the campaign trail and to deliver as many of these promises as rapidly as he can,” said Finley.    

Finley also says allowing 50,000 Syrian refugees to live in Detroit would be good for the economy and repopulation efforts. 

Additionally, Finley and Henderson discuss Trump’s plans to begin repealing Dodd-Frank. Finley says that while Dodd-Frank has benefited some big banks, it has made it more difficult for small, community banks. He says that has hurt places like Detroit. 

Finley also discusses Obamacare, saying Democrats refuse to admit they made a mistake and and attempt to repair it. 

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation. 

Image credit: Nolan Finley

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