Evidently, Gary Cohn came so close to leaving the White House that he went so far as drafting a letter of resignation to give the president.
Earlier today, an interview with Cohn came out with the details about how concerned the economic adviser was that President Trump failed to aggressively condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis. As part of their profile on Cohn, Financial Times noted that the former banker was seriously contemplating whether to walk away from the administration.
A new report from The New York Times explores how Cohn’s associates noticed he was troubled by Trump’s “both sides” remarks about Charlottesville. The article states that Cohn almost tended to his resignation last week, but held back out of concern for the market reaction if he did so.
From the Times:
Mr. Cohn came close to resigning, according to one of the people briefed on the discussions. He met with Mr. Trump privately at the president’s golf club in New Jersey last Friday, scrapping his plans to spend the evening at his second home in the Hamptons.
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