Sunday, September 10, 2017

Trump ‘Refusing to Make Eye Contact’ With Gary Cohn

The latest in palace intrigue.

From  Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush at The New York Times:
 Several aides said Mr. Trump is freezing out Mr. Cohn by employing a familiar tactic: refusing to make eye contact with Mr. Cohn when his adviser greets him.
Meanwhile, Larry Kudlow is roaming the halls of the White House.

Kudlow for Cohn would be an excellent trade.


1 comment:

  1. From "Larry Kudlow is an Idiot; but, at least, He’s Dangerous!"

    Larry, in other words, has lived his entire smelly life inside the beltway of Washington, DC, and at the heart of the establishment’s world of finance in New York. You cannot spend your entire life in the fish barrel and not stink of fish. Guilt by association is a fallacy, of course, but Larry Kudlow has a lot of associations worth noting if you can stand the stench long enough to count them all.
    In an article titled “Taking Back The Market — by Force” in 2002, Kudlow advocated the overthrow of Iraq:

    A lack of decisive follow-through in the global war on terrorism is the single biggest problem facing the stock market and the nation today…. Bush must not allow Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden to remain in play…. With weapons of mass destruction at his disposal, and through his financing of terrorism worldwide, Saddam is a dangerous loose end…. Decisive shock therapy to revive the American spirit would surely come with a U.S. invasion of Iraq. Why not begin with a large-scale special-forces commando raid on the Iraqi oil fields? …A couple of weeks later a final assault on Baghdad can take place. A small war, to use Wall Street Journal editorialist Max Boot’s lexicon, led by fast-moving special forces and leather-toughened Marines, and assisted by high-tech precision bombs and air cover, can get the job done…. The shock therapy of decisive war will elevate the stock market by a couple-thousand points. We will know that our businesses will stay open, that our families will be safe, and that our future will be unlimited. (National Review)