Gary Cohn, President Trump’s National Economic Council Director, certainly has a right to speak out on the issues that move him.
His post-Charlottesville comments on hate groups were spot on. The white supremacist militants who masqueraded as protesters in Virginia two weeks ago have no place in the Trump orbit nor in the national discourse.
But nearly two weeks after the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Cohn delivered another sharp critique – this time of Trump, rather than the Nazi clowns.
Mr. Cohn said he seriously considered resigning and even drafted a letter of resignation, as reported by the legacy media. He went on the record to trash President Trump.
“I believe this administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups, and do everything we can to heal the deep divisions that exist in our communities,” Cohn said.
Cohn revealed that he wanted to resign from the Trump Administration, and further embarrassed the President by saying publicly that he had penned a letter of resignation over his boss’ comments on Charlottesville, but retracted it out of “duty and patriotism.”
Let me ask a question: who exactly elected Gary Cohn to anything?
If Cohn wants to leave the White House, here’s my advice: don’t let the door hit you in the keister.
Cohn can return to Goldman Sachs and go back to his $21 million annual salary, plus bonuses.
Here’s what’s happened under Gary Cohn’s globalist cheap labor, slave trade, Wall Street watch: while he has raked in hundreds of millions by pushing paper around in New York, U.S. wages for middle and low-income workers have stagnated for the past 20 years.
The rich got richer. Cohn got wealthy. Workers went broke.
It was Cohn who ran the mortgage department at Goldman Sachs that produced the toxic mortgage securities that eventually crashed the economy. Then, Cohn and his Wall Street friends were bailed out by taxpayers.
Cohn and his cronies got richer and further concentrated wealth in the hands of an ever-shrinking few (theirs)!
American workers who actually make things have been left to die on the vine by Cohn and his globalist comrades who engineered such “sophisticated” business strategies as sending jobs overseas and raping the H1B Visa program to import cheap labor in order to juice their million-dollar bonus packages at the expense of increasing wage rates.
Now Gary Cohn is going to lecture President Trump, who is fighting for the forgotten working class Americans every day?
The icing on the caviar cake is Cohn’s lament that he decided to stay in the White House for “patriotic” reasons, and he had to sacrifice for the common good.
The New Face of Sacrifice: $285 Million
Can an open borders globalist like Cohn even be a patriot? Is a $285 million severance package from Goldman Sachs the face of sacrifice now?
Can working class Americans relate to this $285 million level of “sacrifice?”
Oh, and globalist Gary says he fears his departure will negatively impact the market.
I guess Trump’s breathtaking deregulatory executive orders and his promises of tax reform and 3.5 percent economic growth have no impact on the economy.
It’s all about the billionaire Gary Cohn. If he leaves, apparently its economic Armageddon for the rest of us working stiffs.
Another bonfire of the egos going on in the west wing.
It seems Cohn’s remarks got the President’s attention, too. Trump snubbed Cohn on Wednesday during his tax speech in Springfield, MO.
By the way, Cohn’s remarks were far removed from a statement by Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin on Charlottesville.
Mnuchin defended the President.