Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s former prime financial adviser, believes JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon can be an ideal match for the White Home.
“Jamie would make an outstanding president,” Cohn mentioned on Monday.
Cohn, who clashed with Trump over commerce coverage earlier than leaving the administration in April, mentioned his time in Washington confirmed him that there are similarities between working the nation and main a fancy, multinational firm like JPMorgan Chase (. )
Cohn, the previous president of Goldman Sachs, made the remark throughout a Reuters occasion in New York. “I believe Jamie would make a spectacular president,” he reiterated.
The reward for Dimon comes per week after the JPMorgan boss created a stir by saying he might beat Trump in a race for the White Home.
“I am as robust as he’s, I am smarter than he’s,” Dimon mentioned — earlier than rapidly strolling the feedback again and saying he is not working for president.
Trump fired again towards “banker Jamie Dimon” final week on Twitter. He mentioned Dimon is a “poor public speaker & nervous mess” who would not have the “smarts” to run for president.
Whereas Cohn was emphatic about Dimon, he dodged questions on Monday about bombshell allegations contained in Bob Woodward’s ebook “Concern.”
Requested if the ebook was correct in depicting Cohn as stealing a controversial commerce doc from Trump’s desk, Cohn refused to remark.
“I’ve mentioned what I will say on the Woodward ebook,” Cohn repeatedly mentioned in response to questions. He even refused to say whether or not he took “unorthodox” measures to maintain the nation secure.
Cohn launched a press release to Axios final week saying that the ebook “doesn’t precisely painting my expertise on the White Home.” The assertion didn’t particularly deny the allegations.
The Trump administration utilized “numerous stress” on Cohn to concern a press release supporting Trump, a supply near the White Home advised CNN final week.
As Cohn was being launched on Monday, a moderator joked that he was lacking “a chunk of paper” from his desk. Cohn smirked broadly and took a sip of water, with out commenting.
Cohn drew laughter together with his response to a tough query over whom he believed was the “higher boss,” Trump or outgoing Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
“Subsequent query!” Cohn mentioned whereas laughing and clapping his palms collectively.
CNNMoney (New York) First printed September 17, 2018: 9:11 PM ET