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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Trump trying to fire inspector general is a confession he ‘did something criminal’: Nicolle Wallace
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday explained why President Donald Trump attempting to fire inspector general who validated the White House whistleblower complaint.
"We’re back with breaking news from The New York Times that could have implications for Donald Trump’s impeachment," Wallace reported. "Donald Trump, based on a new report in The Times has considered firing the inspector general -- the one who looked at the whistleblower’s complaint on Donald Trump’s Ukraine conduct and deemed it credible and urgent."
Wallace read from the new report.
"President Trump has discussed dismissing the intelligence community’s inspector general, Michael Atkinson, because Mr. Atkinson reported a whistleblower’s complaint about Mr. Trump’s interactions with Ukraine to Congress after concluding it was credible, according to four people familiar with the discussions," The Times reported. "Mr. Trump first expressed his dismay about Mr. Atkinson around the time the whistleblower’s complaint became public in September. In recent weeks, he has continued to raise with aides the possibility of firing him, one of the people said."
Russian official mocks Trump for wanting to go back to Syria for the oil
President Donald Trump withdrew from Syria abruptly and against the advice of those on the ground in the region. It left American Kurdish allies high-and-dry as Turkey began a bombing campaign against them.
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov mocked Trump for the move and then his bizarre decision to go back into Syria "for the oil."
“We’re keeping the oil — remember that,” Trump told a group of Chicago police officers last month. “I’ve always said that: ‘Keep the oil.’ We want to keep the oil. Forty-five million dollars a month? Keep the oil.”
Trump discussed firing inspector general who agreed whistleblower report was legitimate
The New York Times reported late Tuesday that President Donald Trump has talked about firing the intelligence community's inspector general, who agreed that the whistleblower's complaint was legitimate.
Trump reportedly blames his own appointee, Michael Atkinson, for finding the complaint credible enough to send it to Congress. The report is the basis for the investigation into Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.