Sept 11, 2017
President Trump reportedly will not look Gary “The Backstabber” Cohn in the eye after his epic backstabbing.
From The New York Times:
The new chief of staff [John Kelly] has tried to shield Gary D. Cohn, the chairman of the National Economic Council, from Mr. Trump’s continuing wrath since the former Goldman Sachs executive went public with his disgust at the president’s response to the deadly violence last month in Charlottesville, Va.
Mr. Kelly made a point, one staff member said, of throwing his arm around Mr. Cohn in solidarity, in full view of the news media, as they exited Marine One last week on the South Lawn.
But he has not always been successful. Several aides said Mr. Trump is freezing out Mr. Cohn by employing a familiar tactic: refusing to make eye contact with Mr. Cohn when his adviser greets him.
At a meeting on Thursday on infrastructure at the White House with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and members of Congress from New York and New Jersey, Mr. Kelly told participants that Mr. Cohn would lead the meeting. But Mr. Trump, whose most cutting insult is to pretend someone does not exist or that he barely knows them, virtually ignored him.
Could be fake news, who knows. There’s no question such treatment would be much deserved. As Steve Bannon said in his interview with 60 Minutes, Cohn should have resigned. Fortunately, Cohn’s act of back-stabbery reportedly took him out of the running for Fed chair.
This article was posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:53 am