The stock market is poised to open tomorrow morning down 400 points thanks to Gary Cohn running for the hills.
Wall Street hates Trump’s tariff stupidity. It hates the idea of Trump being unchecked even more.
Here comes the #TrumpSlump
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) March 7, 2018
Yeah, wrong time of day to contemplate this fustercluck, but I feel some weird responsibility to get it into the record before it’s overtaken by the next spate of Trump-fueled insanity…
— Michael Tackett (@tackettdc) March 6, 2018
How many days did Gary Cohn stay on beyond the one-year minimum tour for his Goldman stock sale to go through tax-free?
— Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) March 6, 2018
Will be making a decision soon on the appointment of new Chief Economic Advisor. Many people wanting the job – will choose wisely!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2018
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) March 6, 2018
And it's not universal. I'm on various right-wing mailing lists; they seem about equally divided between "Eek! Protectionism!" and "If Dear Leader does it, it must be wise and good." 2/
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) March 6, 2018
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) March 6, 2018
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 6, 2018
Cohn wrote a resignation letter after the president's Charlottesville comments but decided not to give it to Trump. Over tariffs, he gives the letter.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 6, 2018
Gave himself a huge tax cut though https://t.co/fuuY9GJBJR
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) March 6, 2018
— OMB Press (@OMBPress) March 6, 2018
Shorter Mulvaney: Gary's one of the (((good ones))) https://t.co/Nggcp9K3nw
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) March 7, 2018
Having the president denounce you before colleagues repeatedly as a "globalist" – which is both a mockery of your life's work and an unsubtle antisemitic slur — would no doubt reduce your desire to stick around https://t.co/dcOAWEUXpN
— Doug Saunders (@DougSaunders) March 6, 2018
Among those being considered for Cohn’s replacement, per people familiar: Andy Puzder, the fast-food executive who withdrew his labor secretary nomination last year after decades-old reports of domestic assault were resurfaced. https://t.co/2pylt8xre8
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) March 7, 2018
Look, it’s on brand. https://t.co/B1neNvUYQ9
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 7, 2018