Donald Trump Is The Wall Street Candidate You Were Afraid Hillary Would Be
On Friday, Donald Trump offered yet another Goldman alum a position in his cabinet. This time around, it was Goldman Sachs's Chief Operating Officer and president, Gary Cohn. The 56-year old Goldman executive was offered directorship of the National Economic Council and would serve as a senior adviser to the president for economic policy. This will be the fourth Goldman alum our President-elect has asked to serve in a senior role for this administration.
2016: a choice between Donald Trump and Goldman Sachs.
What’s concerning about Donald Trump’s picks, are that these appointments run counter to Trump’s promise that he would “drain the swamp,” and further prove that Trump, himself, is the exact person he swore to defeat.
“I’m not going to let Wall-Street get away with murder”
Donald Trump’s appointments torpedo his populist identity, and is the first indicator that the “outsider” narrative was all a con. Charles Geisst, a Wall Street historian, recently told Politico,
“You would have to go back to the 1920s to see so much Wall Street influence coming to Washington.”
The real question though, is does anyone care about his blatant backtracking on the Wall Street elite?
Voters believed, when they cast their votes for Donald Trump this November, that they would be electing a true Washington outsider. Trump’s base believed that he was someone who was going to make America great again, but more importantly, break from the traditional ways of the establishment right. However, this is not the Trump they got, and, to put it bluntly, they’re starting to get a bit pissed off. Just check out this tumblr page dedicated to unhappy supporters.
Even Donald Trump’s more vocal supporters seem to be unhappy with their “outsider.”
A tragedy in 4 acts
So…about that swamp?