This is a time for Trump supporters who believe in the Nationalist Populist agenda to make their voices heard.
This isn’t about hype or conjecture.
Ask yourself: did you help elect Donald Trump to put people like Gary Cohn and Dina Powell in place?
Daily Mail: Turf war! Trump’s gang of moderate New York advisors said to be battling with Bannon’s populist GOP hardliners for policy influence
• Factions are forming in Trump’s White House, new Washington Post report says
• On one side, the populist GOP team led by Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus
• Against them, so-called New York ‘Democrats’ led by Gary Cohn and Dina Powell
• New Yorkers said to have ear of Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner
• Message of pro-business pragmatism said to be gaining traction in White House
• But combative populist Bannon supposedly in alliance with Priebus
• Pushing harder line on trade and immigration in keeping with campaign vows
• ‘The cream will rise and the s**t will sink,’ says one top advisor
Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive (and registered Democrat) who serves as President Trump’s top economic policy advisor, is gaining clout amid the seemingly endless infighting at the White House, according to insider accounts via dueling stories in the New York Times and Washington Post. Cohn is allegedly more liberal than most of President Trump’s inner circle, and along with former Goldman exec Dina Powell, has apparently gained the trust of — and an alliance with — Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. But the Cohn-led cadre is also being derisively referred to as “the Democrats” by their more ideological peers in the White House, and the Post adds that the populist Steve Bannon has now found a new ally in former rival Reince Priebus, partially in response to the rise of the New York/Goldman wing.
Fox Business reported last week that Bannon and Cohn are in the middle of a bitter policy fight, which started over trade policy and now also extends to other economic and tax policies, and that the tension has “eclipsed” the previously dominant tension between Bannon and Priebus.
Inside the White House, they are dismissed by their rivals as “the Democrats.”
Outspoken, worldly and polished, this coterie of ascendant Manhattan business figures-turned-presidential advisers is scrambling the still-evolving power centers swirling around President Donald Trump.
Led by Gary Cohn and Dina Powell – two former Goldman Sachs executives often aligned with Trump’s eldest daughter and son-in-law – the group and its broad network of allies are the targets of suspicion, loathing and jealousy from their more ideological West Wing colleagues.
On the other side are the Republican populists driving much of Trump’s nationalist agenda and confrontations, led by chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, who has become closer to chief of staff Reince Priebus in part to counter the New Yorkers.
WaPo: Goldman-Sachs CEO meets his former No. 2 (now Trump’s top economic adviser) at the Four Seasons bar
Friend of Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett
The incoming first daughter has been leaning on Dina Powell, a Goldman partner, as she fine-tunes her powerful new role.
Powell has close relationships with top officials in the Obama White House, like Valerie Jarrett. Hillary Clinton has name-checked her from the stage in a speech. And she also serves on an advisory council of the George W. Bush presidential center.
I’ve known and worked w/ Dina Powell for many years. The White House is lucky to have her leading on entrepreneurship & women’s empowerment.
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