There’s the Easy Way, the Hard Way, and the Trump Way


An Apr. 17 Politico report identified Gary Cohn as the reason President Trump hasn’t fired CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “Gary Cohn gave Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an ultimatum over dinner a few weeks ago: Go the easy way or go the hard way. Cohn, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, had heard the rumors that Cordray wanted to run for governor in Ohio. He left dinner that night thinking that they were true …. So the White House decided to hold off on firing Cordray. Trump didn’t want to cause a sensation that could boost his candidacy and juice his fundraising.”

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