During the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump regularly railed against Goldman Sachs, the powerful Wall Street firm that has delivered a steady stream of executives to serve as government officials in the White House.
Now that Trump has won the presidency, however, he’s appointed three current or former Goldman bankers to his cabinet.
Trump transition adviser Anthony Scaramucci was asked by CNN to comment on the disconnect between Trump’s campaign rhetoric on Goldman and his willingness to embrace the firm to be part of his administration — and he said that inviting the Goldman crew aboard the Trump Train was his way of helping heal America’s wounds.
“I think the cabal against the bankers is over,” Scaramucci said. “And I think what Mr. Trump is really trying to do right now is put the country together. We’ve had a rough campaign, as the president-elect has said, but he has said most graciously in his speech, and you can see it in his actions in terms of his outreach to so many different people, we really want to bring the country together.”
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Black man finds racist graffiti on his garage after emerging from house for the first after recovering from coronavirus
After leaving his house for the first time in three months after recovering from a bout with coronavirus, a 74-year-old Washington man became the victim of a hate crime, Q13 Fox reports.
Walking out of his house for the first time on Tuesday morning, Robert Batie found his house vandalized by racist slurs.
“I’m 74 years old, I shouldn’t have to deal with this, so how do you describe how you feel when you come out of the bedroom and you’ve kicked the virus and you’re thankful that way, and you’re trying to mow the lawn and you see this?” he said.
#BabyGate trends as Trump’s White House border fence gets a hilarious new nickname
President Donald Trump has now overseen the construction of a perimeter fence around the White House that is nearly two miles in length -- and it's already getting mocked relentlessly on social media.
As construction of the perimeter fence continued on Friday, many Twitter users said it reminded them of a baby gate that new parents use to keep their infants from crawling into potentially dangerous areas.
"Aww isn’t this cute!" Twitter user @H0telr0meo wrote in one widely shared tweet. "Little #BunkerBoy now has his own #BabyGate."
Minneapolis City Council taking first steps to ‘dismantle’ police department
"We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response," said council member Jeremiah Ellison. "It's really past due."
Aiming to "dismantle" the Minneapolis Police Department, city councilors on Friday will vote on imposing a temporary restraining order for the city's police department in response to the killing of George Floyd last month, and plan to set a timeline for the state's investigation into racial discrimination by the police over the past decade.