GARY COHN/SPENDING/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s former top economic adviser, blamed Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum for depressing capital investment by U.S. companies, saying he would hold back too if he were a CEO. Cohn, who left the White House last year, criticized his former boss’s policies during a panel discussion […]

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GARY COHN/GOVERNMENT/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Gary Cohn, the former top economic adviser to President Donald Trump, told MSNBC on Thursday [1-24-19] that his former boss has ‘got to get the government open’ and allow a steady flow of immigrants into the U.S. to maintain economic growth. Cohn, a former executive at Goldman Sachs, was director of […]

Read More… from 1/24/2019


GARY COHN/GOVERNMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WALL: “Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive and ex-top economic adviser to President Donald Trump, denounced the partial government shutdown as ‘completely wrong’ in an interview published by the Boston Globe on Thursday [1-17-19]. The shutdown, which entered its 27th day Thursday and is the longest in history, shows no […]

Read More… from 1/17/2019


GARY COHN/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “One of President Donald Trump’s former senior aides and his former chief economic adviser have issued statements claiming that Bob Woodward’s bombshell new book, ‘Fear,’ is inaccurate and misleading, after the book featured their statements and descriptions of the President’s actions in a negative light. The White House applied ‘a […]

Read More… from 9/11/2018


GARY COHN/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former White House staff secretary Rob Porter on Tuesday [9-11-18] accused journalist Bob Woodward of presenting a ‘selective and often misleading portrait’ of the Trump presidency in his new book, ‘Fear,’ while also heaping praise on President Donald Trump. Porter, who departed the administration in February after his ex-wives leveled allegations […]

Read More… from 9/11/2018


GARY COHN/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump has called journalist Bob Woodward’s book on his administration a work of ‘fiction’ and a ‘scam,’ claiming that quotes in the book are ‘made up’ and that the author is a ‘liar.’ At the same time, sources familiar with his thinking said he is livid at his […]

Read More… from 9/10/2018


GARY COHN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s former economic adviser Gary Cohn warned that a trade war with US allies could wipe out the benefits of the tax cuts Trump worked to pass…Asked if a trade war could erase the benefits of the tax reform bill passed last December, Cohn said, ‘Yes, it could.’ […]

Read More… from 6/15/2018


GARY COHN/MCMASTER/MIKE POMPEO/REX TILLERSON/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway’s warning to those who want to work in the White House is simple: ‘Get with the program or get out.’ ‘If you are not with the program, you should get with the program or get out,’ Conway said Friday [3-23-18] in an […]

Read More… from 3/23/2018


ECONOMY/GARY COHN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Lawrence Kudlow is set to become the 11th person to serve as the director of the White House National Economic Council, replacing Gary Cohn. Mr. Cohn boosted the council’s effectiveness, compared to others in the Trump administration, in part because he delegated significant autonomy to the specialists on tax, finance, health care […]

Read More… from 3/15/2018


GARY COHN/GOP/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Republicans in Congress who viewed Gary Cohn as their best ally in efforts to steer President Donald Trump away from a protectionist trade policy expressed concern over his departure Wednesday [3-7-18]. Mr. Cohn said Tuesday night he would resign after 14 months in the administration, where he served as director of the […]

Read More… from 3/7/2018


ECONOMY/GARY COHN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, plans to resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration, White House officials said on Tuesday [3-6-18]. The officials insisted there was no single factor behind the departure of Mr. Cohn, who heads the National Economic Council. But […]

Read More… from 3/6/2018


ECONOMY/FOREIGN POLICY/GARY COHEN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, has been rumored to be on the brink of leaving the White House for months but stayed for one main reason: to stop the president from imposing steep tariffs. By Thursday afternoon, Cohn had lost the fight. In a meeting with steel […]

Read More… from 3/1/2018


CLIMATE CHANGE/ECONOMY/GARY COHN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser is expected to outline the administration’s proposals to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions while restating that its stance on the Paris climate accord has not changed, White House officials said, following signals over the weekend that the U.S. was exploring ways to remain in the […]

Read More… from 9/17/2017


GARY COHN/STEVE BANNON/TRUMP PEOPLE: “White House economic adviser Gary Cohn ‘absolutely’ should have resigned instead of voicing his objections to President Donald Trump’s response to a deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia last month from inside the administration, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in an interview broadcast Thursday morning… Bannon told CBS’ […]

Read More… from 9/7/2017


ECONOMY/FEDERAL RESERVE/GARY COHN/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump is unlikely to nominate Gary Cohn, his top economic adviser, as the next Federal Reserve chairman, according to people familiar with the president’s thinking, adding to the uncertainty over the U.S. central bank’s leadership and policies next year. Mr. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in July that […]

Read More… from 9/6/2017


GARY COHN/STEVE MNUCHIN/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Gary D. Cohn and Steven Mnuchin have spent months behind closed doors with Republican congressional leaders sketching the contours of an elaborate and politically difficult tax overhaul that is President Trump’s top priority. Mr. Trump hopes to jump-start the process on Wednesday [8-30-17], traveling to Springfield, Mo., for a […]

Read More… from 8/28/2017