NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, said Monday that he didn’t want the president to be reelected and that he’s “not in favor of him being reelected,” just like his chief strategist and a number of other Trump officials.
The comments come amid a growing controversy over the Trump administration’s decision to hire Bannon, a former chairman of the white nationalist website Breitbart News, to serve as its chief economic adviser.
Cohn’s comments are a sign that he is still weighing how to navigate the White House’s decision and could be viewed as a signal to the president that the president is not interested in re-election.
Cohn made the comments during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” which was streamed live and is scheduled to air Monday on CNBC.
“I’m not in favor, not in the least of all of the people in the country who voted for Donald Trump,” Cohn said, adding that he believes that the “political establishment is going to have to make some adjustments.”
“There’s a lot of work that has to be done to re-establish a sense of reality,” Cohn added.
In the interview, Cohn was asked whether he believes the White Congress can get to a bipartisan agreement on the economic problems facing the country, including rising wages and stagnant wages.
He said that it was possible, but he did not want to say if that is possible.
Asked if he believed the president should be re-elected, Cohn said: “He has to get re-elected, I think he has to win re-admittance to the Senate.
I think there’s a real chance that we can get there.”
COOGUNT: There’s a big question mark over whether Trump can win reelection, especially given the high levels of voter dissatisfaction with him, Cohn added, and the political opposition to him in both parties.
We’ve got to see what happens in the next few weeks.
In addition to Cohn, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Vice President Mike Pence are among the Trump officials under scrutiny for hiring Bannon. “
I think that it’s a very important issue that’s going to be dealt with, and I think we’re going to need a lot more work from the political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, but I think it’s very, very possible that Donald Trump is going be re elected and re-enelected.”
In addition to Cohn, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Vice President Mike Pence are among the Trump officials under scrutiny for hiring Bannon.
They have faced criticism for hiring him in the first place, with Bannon being criticized for trying to “stir the pot” during the campaign.
On Monday, Trump said in a statement that the White Senate had been a “whisper shop” during this election season and that Priebus and Bannon have “done a fantastic job in leading the party.”
Priebus, however, said in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper that he believed he was “getting a great deal” for his work in the administration.
Bannon’s former boss in the White Republican Party, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, said on Monday that it would be “a very bad thing” if Trump was re-appointed.
“You are going to see that some very bad things happen to him,” Giuliani told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“It’s going be a very bad situation,” he added.
“And it will be the end of the Republican Party.
And they’re going, ‘Oh, well, he’s just trying to keep the Republicans together.'”
Giuliani said that Trump is “getting very little credit for this job” and that the party has “lost its direction.”
“I think it is a very, not good thing, and that I’m very disappointed,” Giuliani said.
“The Republican Party is now in the grip of chaos.
It’s in a state of chaos.”
In a tweet on Monday, Giuliani said that “the RNC’s primary mission is to win seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
If you can’t do that, you should resign your seat and get out.”
On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee released a statement condemning Bannon’s hiring and saying that the RNC had “zero tolerance for anti-Semitism.”
Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, has a history of anti-Semitic remarks.
He has also worked for a number Jewish-owned companies, including the New York Times, Politico, the Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast.
The White House also announced Monday that its chief operating officer, Scott Forstall, would step down.
The move came after a number media outlets reported that he had received a death threat on social media, including one tweet that said “I’m sorry for being Jewish.
You are a Jew and I’m a Jew. You