Steve Bannon is taking dead aim at Gary Cohn, who appears to be Exhibit A in the flamethrower’s battle against so-called “globalists” in the Trump White House.
In his first interview since leaving the administration, Bannon slammed Cohn’s criticism of Trump over Charlottesville.
“If you don’t agree with (what Trump is doing), they you have an obligation to resign,” Bannon told CBS’s ‘60 Minutes.’ When asked if he was referring to Gary Cohn, and if Cohn should have resigned, Bannon responded: “absolutely.”
Cohn, who is Jewish, reportedly wrote up a letter of resignation from the Trump administration following the president’s news conference in which he equated between neo-Nazis and counter-protesters who came out against them. Cohn eventually decided to keep his job, stating that “as a Jewish American, I will not allow neo-Nazis ranting ‘Jews will not replace us’ to cause this Jew to leave his job.”
While Bannon did not succeed in getting Cohn kicked out of the White House immediately, he may still get the last laugh.
Cohn, according to reports, is no longer being considered for the next Federal Reserve chair.
GOP source close to WH tells me: Cohn “more likely to get electric chair than Fed Chair” https://t.co/5IGR0Db1wU— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 6, 2017
This story "Bannon Says Gary Cohn Should ‘Absolutely’ Quit" was written by Nathan Guttman.