Supporters of President Donald Trump are not shedding tears over the resignation of Gary Cohn from his position as the Chief Economic Adviser, meanwhile, opposition and some Republican members are using his resignation to criticize President Donald Trump.
A former veteran from the George Bush’s administration – under the condition of anonymity – said that, “He’s [Cohn] a forceful personality, and even if he is replaced with a free trader, it may not be a free trader who is comfortable standing up to someone like Trump. It’s hard to find someone with both the physical fortitude and a global perspective. That’s the challenge.”
Meanwhile, there is unrest in the business community, who also oppose the President’s efforts to cultivate an economically stable manufacturing industry. According to Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a Professor at the Yale School of Management said that “The long and short of it is that Gary Cohn was one of the rare, truly pragmatic non-ideologues that were revered by the business community and had an extraordinarily calming effect on the business community.” Sonnenfeld further added that “Relative to much of the team around him, he held his ego very much in check.”
Cohn’s departure was long overdue and was foreseen by people who admire Cohn as well as for his critics. A senior advisor to Trump campaign 2016, Barry Benett, said that “Staff are there to advance the president’s agenda and shape the president’s agenda, not to advance their own.” Bennet also said that “The guy in the round room needs to make all the decisions.”
“Gary’s entire job was predicated on trying to convince the president of the United States to go against his gut instincts, and I think he found out that you can only survive doing that for so long,” said one former Trump administration official.
Other people are looking for more ways to criticize the actions of President Donald Trump by spreading discord among the GOP. Morici, a strong supporter, and protector of U.S. steel and aluminum industries explained that some economists, who can be approached to joining the administration would have doubts and are likely to ask themselves, “What do you get out of it? You are in and out in six months or a year, everything you do has to be passed by his son-in-law, and you have a general [chief of staff John Kelly] between you and the president.”
Wilbur Ross, from the Trump administration, explained in a CBNC interview that President Trump was working in favor of America and that, “We’re not trying to blow up the world. There’s no intention of that.”
Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), Senate Majority, expressed on Wednesday that he was not happy about Cohn’s departure and said, “I don’t think it’s good news,” adding that he was “concerned who the president will turn to for advice.”