Trump taps Goldman Sachs executive Cohn for key economic post

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 12, 2016 3:00 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday said he would appoint Goldman Sachs Group Inc President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Cohn to head the White House National Economic Council, a group that coordinates economic policy across agencies.

"As my top economic adviser, Gary Cohn is going to put his talents as a highly successful businessman to work for the American people," Trump said in a statement.

(Reporting by Timothy Ahmann; Editing by Eric Beech)