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Top Goldman Sachs veteran gets Trump's attention on jobs, taxes and more

But Cohn's prominent role in economic policy has generated outrage in some quarters

The direct access to the president has been crucial as Mr Cohn (right) navigates a White House where Mr Bannon and Mr Miller are power brokers whose worldviews differ from his, and where unexpected presidential complaints, broadcast on Twitter, can significantly recalibrate the day's agenda.

New York

A FEW weeks after the election, Gary Cohn, the president of Goldman Sachs, was summoned to Trump Tower for a discussion about the economy. It would be the first of many such meetings with then-president-elect Donald Trump.

During that sit-down, on Nov 29, Mr Cohn briefed...

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