Rumored Treasury Pick Worked For Only Two-Thirds Of “Global Power Structure” Pictured In Infamous Trump Ad

Steve Mnuchin’s resume includes stints under “global special interests” Soros and Blankfein.
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Cast your memory back to the first week of November, those hazy halcyon days just before the election, when Donald Trump’s campaign rolled out its notorious “Argument For America” ad. In between B-roll of hardworking Americans and shuttered factories, Trump explained how “global special interests” and “those who control the levers of power” planned to “partner with these people [Bill and Hillary] who don't have your good in mind.”

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Other than President Obama and the Clintons, only three public figures appeared in the ad: Janet Yellen, George Soros and Lloyd Blankfein. The fact that all three were Jewish raised accusations of anti-semitism. The dog whistles blared especially loudly for Blankfein, who appeared as Trump said: “It's a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”

But it’s only appropriate, given how Trump’s initial efforts to drain the swamp have progressed, that the rumored frontrunner for Treasury Secretary worked for two of those three figures.

The lucky guy is former Goldman Sachs partner and Soros employee (as well as foreclosure crisis profiteer, movie producer and hedge funder) Steve Mnuchin. Also under consideration is private equity heavyweight Wilbur Ross, who has helped draft some of Trump’s economic policies. Like Trump, neither has any experience in public service.

Regardless, there’s still time to #DraftDimon.

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