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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

Published Sun, Feb 12, 2017 · 09:50 PM
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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 Mr Trump on what he regarded as the chief hurdle to expanding the economy, according to people who were briefed on the discussion: a stronger dollar, which would undermine efforts to create jobs.

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