Former Goldman Sachs President and current National Economic Council chair – who is also Jewish – is said to be “disgusted” and “deeply upset” by President Trump’s comments on white nationalists according to The New York Times.
Axios also reports: “we’re told Cohn – who was standing next to Trump in anticipation of questions about infrastructure legislation – was somewhere between appalled and furious.”
NYT reporters cite three people who are familiar with the matter…
Gary Cohn, NEC chair — who is Jewish — was 'disgusted' and "upset" by Trump's comments on white nationalists, per 3 ppl with knowledge
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) August 16, 2017
Gary Cohn said to be deeply upset by last few days, per multiple sources. Not leaving admin but not happy
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 16, 2017
Presumably this corners Cohn to either publicly deny the story or pressures him to resign if this is truly how he feels.
With CEOs dropping like flies from his various councils, President Trump would be in greater trouble if a close aide were to resign, the floodgates could open.