After a week that’s seen him in trouble for his social media activities, President Trump re-tweeted praise on Monday from Jacob Wohl, a youthful Jewish hedge funder and seeming mini-me.
When Obama was President, the #MSM LOVED talking about stock market rallies! Now they barely mention new all-time-highs— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) July 3, 2017
Wohl’s Twitter presence makes it clear that he’s a Trump supporter – his cover photo shows him smiling alongside the president. He advertises himself as the chief executive of Montgomery Assets, which he presents as a hedge fund. He also trumpets himself as a political commentator, pointing to appearances on Fox News and Vice.
According to Talking Points Memo, Wohl has been probed by multiple regulatory agencies for possibly defrauding investors. Wohl’s personal Web site uses the URL “wohlofwallstreet” in an apparent riff on the hit movie with a similar name.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
Trump Retweets Jacob Wohl, Shady Jewish Wunderkind