Gary David Cohn (born August 27, 1960) is an American investment banker who is currently serving as the Director of the National Economic Council and chief economic advisor to President Donald Trump. Gary Cohn was born to an Eastern European Jewish family, the son of Victor and Ellen Cohn; and was raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. His father was an electrician who later became a real estate developer. Cohn was recruited by Goldman Sachs in 1990.
President Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn says the administration must "do better" in tackling and condemning neo-Nazis and other hate groups in the wake of the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to an interview with the Financial Times. [...] Cohn's candid critique of the White House comes after what he called "enormous pressure" to step down from his West Wing post, in light of Mr. Trump's divisive claims that the blame for the violence lay on "both sides," equating the efforts by white supremacists to counter protesters.
Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, is reportedly 'disgusted' and 'appalled' with Trump's Charlottesville response [...] During the press conference, Trump said there were "two sides to a story" of what happened in Charlottesville, and he placed some of the blame on what he called the "alt-left" while refusing to categorically condemn the protesters, one of whom is charged with driving a car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing a women.
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