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Trump Taps Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary
Billionaire investor is a frequent critic of free trade agreements

Wilbur Ross, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Commerce Secretary, wears a “Make America Great Again” hat as he speaks to reporters at Trump Tower on Tuesday. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would nominate billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to be his secretary of Commerce. 

Like Trump, Ross is a frequent critic of the North American Free Trade Agreement and has blamed it for jobs going to Mexico.