Politico – Cohn: ‘I have a great relationship with the president’

The statement will do little to dispel rumors of President Trump’s dissatisfaction with his top economic official following the latter’s public criticism of the equivocal response to the Charlottesville attack.

September 1, 2017

‘National Economic Council director Gary Cohn said Friday he has a “great relationship” with the president — even amid reports that the president is simmering with anger toward Cohn for his public criticism.

“I have a great relationship with the president,” Cohn said on CNBC Friday morning. “We’re working well together.”

Cohn said he and President Donald Trump have been collaborating on tax reform, spending “enormous” time this week discussing the issue.’

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