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Trump adds 8 women to economic policy team after criticism

Donald Trump is adding eight women to his recently unveiled economic policy team, after being criticized for a lack of gender diversity on the originally all-male slate.

The total nine new advisors — which include financier Anthony Scaramucci — were announced Thursday in a campaign statement, and feature among them former New York State Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey.

The other new members are Diane Hendricks, Darlene Jordan, Brooke Rollins, Carla Sands, Judy Shelton, Liz Uihlein and Kathleen Hartnett White.

"The addition of these men and women represents a commitment to adding diverse thoughts to the Trump/Pence campaign," the Trump camp wrote in its statement.

The new group of advisors will join the first batch of advisors, which features a number of high-profile businessmen including hedge fund titan John Paulson.

Further additions to the list will continue to be made, according to the campaign.

  • McCaughey is a former Lt. governor of New York State and the author of "Beating Obamacare"
  • Hendricks is the chairwoman and co-founder of construction products distributor ABC Supply
  • Jordan is the executive director of the nonprofit Gerald R. Jordan Foundation and a national finance co-chair for Mitt Romney's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns
  • Rollins is the president and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and a former policy director for Texas Gov. Rick Perry
  • Sands is the chairwoman of investment firm Vintage Capital Group
  • Shelton is an economist, and co-director of the Sound Money Project at Atlas Network
  • Uihlein is the co-founder and president of shipping and packaging company Uline
  • Hartnett White is the director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and a former commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Scaramucci is the founder and co-managing partner of investment firm SkyBridge Capital