Senator: White House Economic Advisor Gary Cohn Hung Up On Trump

Sen. Tom Carper Delaware Democrat claims the White House's Gary Cohn faked a bad connection with Trump to get rid of him during a call from Asia that interrupted tax reform negotiations

As the Delaware Democrat explained it, it was nice of the president to call in personally to the conversation, but Trump just kept talking.

"Are you saying Gary Cohn faked a bad connection to get the president off the phone?"

Trump "was ready to talk and talk and finally ... after 15 minutes" Carper said he turned to Cohn to tell him, "We're not going to have a real conversation here - can't you just tell the president that he is brilliant and say we're losing. the connection and then hang up?"

Cohn shown at right with Trump during a Nov. 16 Capitol Hill visit leads the White House's National Economic Council
Cohn shown at right with Trump during a Nov. 16 Capitol Hill visit leads the White House's National Economic Council

Not surprisingly, the White House insists Carper's version of events is "completely false". And that's what he did, and he hung up, and then we went back to having the kind of conversation that we needed to, where they asked good questions looking for consensus looking for common ground.

"I said, Gary, why don't you do this, just take the phone from, you know, your cell phone back and just say, 'Mr".

A CNN host asked Carper if he could say for sure that Cohn pretended he couldn't hear Trump in order to get rid of him.

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"And that's what he did, and he hung up", Carper said.

A group of moderate Democratic senators recently attended a meeting on tax policy at the White House, and Donald Trump called into the discussion during his Asia-Pacific trip, apparently hoping the personal touch would help persuade them to support the Republican plan.

But the White House, and multiple sources, are disputing Carper's initial recollection of the event. "And it was nice, nice of him to do that", he continued.

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Republicans in Washington are now in the midst of pushing a tax reform bill that, if enacted into law, would cause considerable tax savings to accrue to fabulously wealthy Americans, including, in all likelihood, President Donald J. Trump himself.

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said at the time that Cohn should have resigned after that public rebuke of the President.

Now we have another story about Cohn straying from the light, and it comes courtesy of Senator Tom Carper.

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"I said, 'Gary, why don't you do this?"

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