Kimberly White/Getty ImagesDAVOS, SWITZERLAND — The main topic of conversation at the World Economic Forum last week was the fate of the world under the US Presidency of Donald J. Trump.
Views on this topic ranged from fear to greed.
President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are now in the process of selecting cabinet members and other top officials that will run many federal agencies under the direction of the White House. According to new reports, one of the names under consideration for Treasury Secretary is banker who Trump has slammed publicly in the past.
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Just days after his historic ascension to President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump has people you would not expect worried…
This time the concern isn’t coming from his political opposition in the Democratic Party and its shills in the mainstream media.
No, this pressure being directed at Trump is friendly fire from his loyal base.
One week ago, when the prospect of a Trump presidency was "calculated" as being anywhere between 0% and 20% by so-called experts, we reported that Trump's campaign finance chair, Goldman Sachs partner and Soros Fund management alum, Steven Mnuchin, was being positioned for something much larger as Donald Trump reportedly told his aides today that he wants Mnuchin to serve as his Treasury Secretary.
Now, according to CNBC, Trump has decided to expand beyond just Goldman alumni, and is allegedly considering JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon as the next US Treasury Secretary.
According to some, it all started with Mario Draghi, who back in 2012 said that the ECB would prevent the collapse of the Eurozone "whatever it takes." By saying that, he effectively took the impetus away from Europe's politicians to engage in any real structural reform and promote difficult policy changes, and well, here we are five years later with a "populist" wave sweeping across Europe which is now ex the UK.
Last week, rumors circulated that Jamie Dimon, the JPMorgan Chase CEO whom President-elect Donald Trump had once called the “worst banker in the United States,” was being considered by the incoming Trump administration for the position of Secretary of the Treasury. However, a new report claims that Dimon has formally passed on the offer.
Shortly after Donald Trump picked former Goldman partner Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary, he was rumored to be considering another Goldmanite, current President and COO Gary Cohn - who as reported earlier this week is already contemplating "life after Goldman" - for energy secretary.
REUTERS/Larry DowningGoldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is on board with the idea of Jamie Dimon as Treasury Secretary.
CNBC reported earlier Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump may ask Dimon, who is the CEO of JPMorgan, to take on the role.