Economic advisor and former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn could be exiting the White House after condemning the President's Charlottesville comments according to Reuters. Mr. Cohn, a man of Jewish heritage, wrestled with leaving the administration following the President's statements equating neo-nazis with counter-protesters.
A newly fraying relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn has raised questions about how long Cohn will stay in his job, say two people with close ties to the White House. Several sources said Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, had long planned to stay in his post for at least a year. But one source said concern had grown among Cohn’s allies over the past 24 hours that he might be pressured to leave.
President Trump has reportedly been avoiding making eye contact with his chief economic adviser Gary Cohn in light of Cohn's public criticism of Trump's response to last month's violence in Charlottesville, Va. The New York Times reported that the president refused to make eye contact with the head of his National Economic Council during an infrastructure meeting on Thursday featuring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and lawmakers from New York and New Jersey. The move is said to be one of Trump's most infamous insults for those who find themselves on his bad side.