Friday, April 14, 2017
Within Trump’s inner circle, a moderate voice captures the president’s ear
JS-- This story is an attempt to calm Dems nerves and maybe nudge Pres Trump's behavior.
It is wishful thinking, Pres Trump will stay himself and he favors advisors that are like him.
As power struggles and ideological battles engulfed the White House, an unlikely player is exercising new influence on the direction of President Trump’s administration.
Gary Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs president, is capitalizing on his new position as director of Trump’s National Economic Council to push a centrist vision and court bipartisan support on some of Trump’s top agenda items such as tax reform and a $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
The growing strength of Cohn and like-minded moderates was on display this week as Trump reversed himself on several high-profile issues — including a less confrontational approach to China.....