President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser has told close associates that he was deeply upset by the president’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Gary Cohn, the director of the White House’s National Economic Council and former president of Goldman Sachs, has expressed his “disgust” at Trump’s comments during the past few days, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke with Breitbart News.
As the president came under an avalanche of criticism from the media, Cohn publicly declared he was focused on “executing the president’s agenda.” But privately, Cohn was expressing his disapproval with Trump’s remarks, the sources said. Cohn’s “disgust” at the president was first reported by Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush of the New York Times. Thrush attributed the leak of Cohn’s reaction to three different sources.
“Gary is deeply upset at how Donald Trump is talking about Charlottesville,” one person familiar with the matter told Breitbart News.