Gary Cohn rips into Wall Street-critic Elizabeth Warren, calling her attacks on banks ‘naive’

REUTERS/Ruben Sprich Gary Cohn, the former top economic adviser to President Donald Trump, responded to some of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s criticism of Wall Street banks and the Trump administration on Monday.  At a Reuters event, Cohn disagreed that the tax cuts enacted earlier this year primarily benefitted the wealthy.  He also said Warren’s argument that […]

CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow will replace Gary Cohn as Trump’s top economic adviser

Brendan McDermid/Reuters Larry Kudlow will replace Gary Cohn as President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser. Kudlow was a staff economist at the New York Federal Reserve, worked in the Reagan administration, and was chief economist for Bear Stearns. Kudlow joined CNBC in 2001 and hosted a show on the network for 12 years. Conservative economist […]

Gary Cohn Finally Discovers a Cause for Resignation: Tariffs

Gary Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser and the director of the National Economic Council, will resign from the White House, according to multiple sources.   Neither the White House nor Cohn has offered an official reason for the resignation—the latest in a string of noteworthy departures from an administration that appears to be descending […]

Here’s why Gary Cohn is giving up and Republican free traders are losing to Trump

AP Republicans in Congress don’t want President Donald Trump to implement new tariffs on aluminum and steel. They can stop him from doing so, but they’re not. And they likely won’t do anything, not wanting to set up a fight with Trump. While we’re all talking about “Trump’s” tariff plan, I wrote on Monday that […]

Gary Cohn is making a desperate effort to stop Trump’s trade war before it starts — and if he doesn’t, he might leave

Gary Cohn and other White House officials are trying to convince President Donald Trump to soften his new tariffs. Cohn helped schedule a meeting between Trump and business executives whose companies will be hurt by the new tax on steel and aluminum imports. A group of White House advisers is making a list-ditch effort to […]

Gary Cohn says the White House is ‘very excited’ about the dismal jobs report that showed the US economy lost jobs

Bloomberg TV/Twitter Gary Cohn, the National Economic Council director and top economic advisor to President Donald Trump, said that the White House was “excited” with the jobs report released Friday. The report showed that the US economy unexpectedly lost 33,000 jobs during September. “We at the White House are very excited about the numbers,” Cohn said […]

Trump is apparently so mad at Gary Cohn, he won’t even make eye contact with him

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster President Donald Trump and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn are not in a good place right now. That’s according to a New York Times report in which current and former administration officials said the president was using some familiar tactics to communicate his displeasure with Cohn, who apparently found himself on Trump’s […]

GARY COHN SPEAKS: Trump ‘must do better’ in condemning hate groups after Charlottesville

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, criticized the White House’s response to Charlottesville, Virginia in his first public remarks after the deadly violence earlier this month. “This administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we can to heal the deep divisions […]

‘Angels in America’ Writer Tony Kushner to Pen a Trump Play, Compares Him to Roy Cohn

Though taking on one of the most dreadful and hyperbolic personalities in politics has proven difficult for satire/art/TV/etc. — because reality is already so exaggerated that art loses its allegorical powers — it’s something that seems difficult for writers not to attempt. Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal are taking on the 2016 election; so, in his own […]

Trump sees Gary Cohn as a ‘dealmaker’ — and it’s behind his sudden rise

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Gary Cohn, the National Economic Council director and former president of Goldman Sachs, has earned President Donald Trump’s respect as a dealmaker, according to a Washington Post report published on Thursday.  While Cohn, who reportedly describes himself as neither a Republican, nor a Democrat, isn’t popular among Trump’s conservative base — last week, Rush Limbaugh […]