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Krauthammer: ‘There Isn’t a Lot of Consistency’ Between Trump’s ‘Campaign Rhetoric and the Appointments’

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to the reported offering of the directorship of the National Economic Council to Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn by arguing that President-Elect Donald Trump hasn’t had “a lot of consistency” between his appointments and campaign rhetoric, and Trump’s “jettisoned a lot of stuff from the campaign. Some of it, I think, it’s a good thing he jettisoned.”

Krauthammer said, [relevant remarks begin around 4:30] “Well, there isn’t a lot of consistency between the campaign rhetoric and the appointments. Goldman Sachs was a whipping boy for [Senator] Bernie Sanders (I-VT), for Donald Trump, and for lots of folks, as a symbol of Wall Street corruption, greed, etc., overbearing influence. And they get two appointments, major appointments in the new administration. But I don’t think that Trump cares about that, and I’m not sure he needs to. People are going to judge him by how he does, not by how consistent what he does now is with the rhetoric in the campaign. He’s jettisoned a lot of stuff from the campaign. Some of it, I think, it’s a good thing he jettisoned. So, it — this is all going to depend who he feels the most comfortable with, and who are the best of people.”

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