Trump’s Appointees So Far (Treasury Secretary, Senior Strategist, NEC Director, and Transition Economic Advisor) Have Spent More Than Half-a-Century Combined Working for Goldman Sachs
Trump Offered Gary Cohn, A 25-Year Goldman Sachs Executive, The Directorship Of The National Economic Council And Assistant To The President For Economic Policy.
“Donald Trump has offered Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn a key economic post, which would add to the administration another veteran of the powerful firm he bashed during his campaign, sources close to Cohn told NBC News. Cohn, Goldman’s 56-year-old president and chief operating officer, has been offered the directorship of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic policy, the sources said. It is unclear if Cohn will accept the post, but he reportedly had discussions late last month about leaving Goldman. Cohn has been at Goldman for 25 years and previously worked in commodities.” [CNBC, 12/9/16]
Trump Nominated Former Goldman Sachs Banker Steve Mnuchin For Treasury Secretary.
“President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker who profited from the housing meltdown, as his Treasury secretary, according to an official briefed on the decision.” [CNN, 11/29/16]
- Steve Mnuchin Was A Partner At Goldman Sachs And Worked At The Firm For 17 Years.“Mnuchin, like his father before him, was a partner at Goldman. He worked for the firm for 17 years, joining at age 22 and leaving just before his 40th birthday, in 2002.” [CNN Money, 11/14/16]
Trump Appointed Steve Bannon As Chief Strategist And Senior Counselor In The White House
“Now Trump has appointed Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor, an “equal partner” with Reince Priebus, the Republican Party chairman who will be chief of staff. It is the latest and clearest signal that Breitbart has risen from right-wing outlier to conservative juggernaut.” [CNN, 11/14/16]
- Steve Bannon Worked At Goldman Sachs From 1984-1990. Afterwards, he studied for an MBA at Harvard and worked for Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs from 1984 to 1990, leaving to form his own investment bank Bannon & Co which advised on media and film acquisitions. At one point, he picked up a stake in the popular comedy series Seinfeld. By the time he sold his firm in 1998 he was a wealthy man. [Irish Times, 11/15/16]
Anthony Scaramucci Is An Economic Adviser On Trump’s Transition
“Fox Business announced Friday that Anthony Scaramucci is no longer a paid contributor at the network after he was added to the Trump transition team as an economic adviser. Scaramucci, 52, was the host of “Wall Street Week,” an investment news show, airing Friday nights on the network.” [The Hill, 11/11/16]
- Anthony Scaramucci Worked At Goldman Sachs From 1989-1996, Becoming A Vice President Of Private Wealth Management In 1993. [Anthony Scaramucci, SALT Conference Bio]