Only two days after the election of Donald Trump, thought by his supporters as an outsider who “stands up to the New World Order and international banks”, we already see signs that he may not be what his supporters imagine. In a classic case of “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”, CNBC has reported that the Trump campaign’s top pick for Treasury Secretary was J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon. Thankfully, Dimon says he isn’t interested… but don’t get too excited because there is a former Goldman Sachs man who is second choice.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s upset victory, advisors have floated the idea of naming Jamie Dimon as treasury secretary, according to two people familiar with the matter, but one of them added that the JPMorgan chief has said he would not be interested in the role.
A Trump spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment, and a spokesman for Dimon declined to elaborate beyond his past remarks that he would not be interested.
It was unclear who within Trump’s circle of advisors raised the idea or who else might be under consideration for treasury secretary. Trump campaign finance chief Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs official, is reportedly considered to be the front runner.
Dimon has suggested repeatedly, including in an interview at the Economic Club of Washington in September, that he would not be interested in becoming treasury secretary.
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