Donald Trump has had to walk a fine line with his Cabinet picks, trying to appease both the Washington elite (with picks like Reince Priebus and a possible Mitt Romney position) and his loyal supporters who are tired of the Washington elite. On Wednesday, several sources confirmed that president-elect Trump is considering former Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn for a top Cabinet position.
Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” is beginning to look a lot less real as he appoints his Cabinet. Steve Mnuchin, who was appointed to Secretary of the Treasury, worked at Goldman Sachs for 17 years. Steve Bannon, while very much an outsider, has a Goldman Sachs pedigree of his own. And with Trump eyeing Cohn for a Cabinet slot, one of his once fiercely loyal supporters is fed up.
Joe Walsh, a former Congressman and radio host, has been loyal to the Donald since the real estate mogul threw his hat in the presidential ring. But on Wednesday morning he tweeted, “Mr. Trump, this is bullshit. Can you hire someone who doesn’t work for Goldman Sachs?”
Walsh is, at best, a polarizing figure — in July he tweeted that Obama has “blood on his hands,” and he was kicked off his radio show in 2014 for dropping the n-word.