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Jamie Dimon Seems Keenly Aware That His Destiny Lies In The Treasury Department

The man himself leaves the door wide open on the #DraftDimon movement.

The chairman and CEO of JPMorgan - who also happens to be the man whom the stars have written will become Trump's Treasury Secretary - sat down for a little chat with Bloomberg this week and talked about saving Detroit and banking and blah blah blah. What is really the news of this interview is that Jamie Dimon himself admitted what we all know to be true; The #DraftDimon movement will never die.


Roughly halfway through his tête-à-tête with BusinessWeek's Megan Murphy, Jamie took the question that everyone wants him to answer, essentially "What was the deal with you resisting your fate of taking over Treasury and saving the Republic?"

To which Jamie said this:

“I don’t think I’m suited to be secretary of the Treasury. I love what I do. I’m not ready to do something else. I think I add a lot of value to America just doing what I’m doing.”

LOL, nice one, Khaleesi of Wall Street. The joke works because it fatuously presupposes that Trump picked someone suited for the role. Classic J-Dimez bit, you guys.

But knowing full well that the matter was not dead, Murphy took her final opportunity at the end of the interview to let Jamie finally close the door on his providence:

And if Donald Trump did call you in a year’s time, in two years’ time, if we did see the economy teetering a bit. Would you take the call?

I would never not take a call from the president of the United States of America and would listen to what he has to say and consider what he has to say. Again, I don’t think I’m suited for it.
Now, if you somehow convinced me I’m the only one who could do something like that, I would consider it a patriotic duty. I doubt that’s ever gonna be the case.

That last sentence is now the liturgy of the #DraftDimon movement. A precept of #DraftDimon faith laid out in plain english by the man who needs to be drafted.

"#DraftDimon 2.0: In this case, more than ever."

We told you that the movement would never die, and that it would take a lot more than a mere Mnuchin to halt the inexorable march of our truth. The only man who could ever make us stop is Jamie himself and he would have to slam the door shut hard on our dreams. Murphy gave him an opportunity to do that, and here's what happened:

But you’re open to it.

I would take the call.

#DraftDimon today, #DraftDimon forever.

Jamie Dimon on Trump, Taxes, and a U.S. Renaissance [Bloomberg]



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