Top economist Gary Cohn says WH 'must do better' in condemning neo-Nazis & white supremicists

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Top economist Gary Cohn says WH 'must do better' in condemning neo-Nazis & white supremicists

Post by jserraglio » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:21 am

The Financial Times

Cohn reveals he almost quit the Administration after POTUS mouthed off at Trump Tower press affair.

https://www.ft.com/content/b85beea2-892 ... c239b45787

Gary Cohn, the top White House economic official, said the Trump administration “must do better” in condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists following the violent protests in Charlottesville this month that sparked one of the biggest controversies of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Mr Cohn, a Jewish-American who was president of Goldman Sachs before becoming head of the White House national economic council, told the Financial Times he faced “enormous pressure” to quit after the uproar over Mr Trump’s reaction to the clashes in the Virginia university town that left one woman dead. The president first blamed “both sides” for the violence and later said that there were “very fine people” among the white supremacist groups.

“This administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we can to heal the deep divisions that exist in our communities,” Mr Cohn said in his first public comments on the issue . . . .

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