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If U.S. had helped Main St. rather than Wall St., Trump might not have happened Add to ...

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If you’re looking to explain how a man like Donald Trump came to occupy the most important job in the world, you have to also consider the bull market of the past eight years.

Both Mr. Trump and the S&P 500 owe their ascent to decisions made during the depths of the financial crisis. That was when policy makers decided to put helping Wall Street ahead of helping Main Street.

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