One-on-one with Gary Cohn
President Trump’s former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Washington Post White House economic policy reporter Damian Paletta to discuss the president’s economic and trade agenda, the next phase of tax reform and corporate America’s view of the Republicans’ policy plans on taxes, trade and deregulation.
Highlights
Former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn discusses United States-China relations and comments on China's ZTE case, which has become a major issue in ongoing trade negotiations between China and the U.S.
Former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, who served as president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs before joining the Trump administration, says Washington would benefit from having more CEOs and business leaders in political roles.
“It may be revenue positive, it may be revenue negative,” former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn said of the tax reform law that he helped craft and that President Trump signed into law late last year. “We don't know.”
Former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn comments on Peter Navarro's June 10, 2018 comments that “there is a special place in hell” for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the conclusion of a recent G7 meeting.
Former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn comments on President Trump's tweet about the May 2018 jobs report before it was released: “Anything that deals with the integrity of the market troubles me.”
President Trump’s former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn discusses President Trump's rhetoric after the recent G7 economic meeting and whether he thinks the United States is on the verge of a trade war.
Former National Economic Council Director discusses President Trump's negotiating style, especially regarding international trade.
Former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn discussed the latest trade negotiations between the Trump administration and other countries, saying “a trade deficit doesn't matter."
President Trump’s former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, who previously served as president and chief operating office of Goldman Sachs, talks about what it was like going from a top job on Wall Street to a top job in the White House.
President Trump’s former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn reflects on his time in the Trump administration and looks ahead to his potential next career moves.
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Gary Cohn
Former Director, National Economic Council
Gary Cohn served as Director of the National Economic Council and was the chief economic adviser to President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2018. He is an investment banker and previously served as president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs.
Interviewed by Damian Paletta
Damian Paletta is a White House economic policy reporter for The Washington Post.
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