Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfien (or is that Bank Fiend?) takes issue with President Trump’s ban on terrorist invasion.
In a voicemail to employees on Sunday, Blankfein said diversity was a hallmark of Goldman’s success, and if the temporary freeze became permanent, it could create “disruption” for the bank and its staff.
“This is not a policy we support, and I would note that it has already been challenged in federal court, and some of the order has been enjoined at least temporarily,” Blankfein said, according to a transcript seen by Reuters.
In Silicon Valley, the heads of companies such as Apple and Facebook swiftly denounced Trump’s immigration ban. But the rest of corporate America has been more circumspect in speaking out, underscoring the sensitivities around opposing policies that could provoke a backlash from the White House.
Tepid responses from many of Blankfein’s peers made his comments all the more potent, especially because Goldman has gotten attention for the number of its alumni who have joined Trump’s administration.
I still question strongly the need for any Goldman alums in the administration, the fed, or, really, anywhere on Earth. These are among the most evil of the bankster clan. Their ties to Middle East turmoil and terror have been previously noted here and elsewhere.
That they are against this measure, by itself means the President is right.
He might also want to extend the ban to cover Wall Street.
Beattie / Zero Hedge.