The Memo: Republicans fret over Cohn’s exit

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March 8, 2018

Gary Cohn

President Trump’s populist supporters are shedding no tears over the departure of Gary Cohn as chief economic adviser, but it is a different story among the broader universe of Republicans.

Lawmakers and other experts are worried about the former Goldman Sachs executive’s departure, fearing it removes one of the more seasoned and realistic voices from Trump’s orbit.

One veteran of former President George W. Bush’s administration, granted anonymity to speak candidly, said of Cohn: “He’s a forceful personality, and even if he is replaced with a free trader, it may not be a free trader who is comfortable standing up to someone like Trump. It’s hard to find someone with both the physical fortitude and a global perspective. That’s the challenge.”

Anxiety is also rising in the business community, according to Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a professor at the Yale School of Management.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • WALTER FLATT says:

    WHEN YOU THINK YOU KNOW MORE THAN YOUR BOSS, AND REFUSE TO WORK HIS AGENDA, YOU HAVE TO GO. IF COHN WANTED TO BE BOSS HE SHOULD HAVE RUN FOR PRESIDENT. FOR HIS INFORMATION, THERE IS A LOT OF OTHER GOOD KNOWLEDGABLE PEOPLE THAT TRUMP CAN PICK, EQUALLY AS GOOD AND MAYBE BETTER. COHN WAS A GLOBLEST, TRUMP IS AMERIA FIRST AND HE WILL NOT GET OFF THIS, ONLY WHAT IS GOOD FOR AMERICA. LOSING ALL OUR FACTORIES, AND JOBS SURE DOES NOT PUT AMERICA FIRST. SELF INTREST IS NOT ON HIS AGENDA. THANK GOD WE HAVE A MAN THAT DOES WHAT HE SAYS AND WILL STAND UP TO ANYONE.

  • Maxx says:

    Interesting how different the opinions are from the GOP Establishment Elitists and the rank and file republicans. Anybody wonder why that is? Yes, this is a rhetorical question. When has the GOP Establishment ever been in line with the voters? Probably not since Eisenhower.

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