GOP intro to Trump Treasury pick doesn’t mention Goldman Sachs
CORRECTED AT 7 p.m.
A GOP blog post introducing President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary appears to omit an important detail: His 17 years at Goldman Sachs.
A post on the RNC website titled “Meet Steven Mnuchin, America’s Next Treasury Secretary” boasts of Mnuchin’s “decades of experience with financial and monetary matters,” but does not specifically mention Goldman Sachs among his past employers.
The post notes that Mnuchin is a former CEO of Dune Capital Management, and states that he is a “co-founder of RatPac-Dune Entertainment which produced films such as Avatar, American Sniper, and X-Men.”
His most recent job, the post says, was “serving as finance director of President-elect Trump’s campaign.”
The Trump transition team’s official bio of Mnuchin does mention his years at Goldman Sachs, as well as his role with the company.
The discrepancy was first noted by Business Insider.
A former senior executive at Goldman Sachs and a member of its management committee, Mnuchin got his start in the bank’s mortgage department, climbing to the title of chief information officer before leaving in 2002.
Trump, who frequently railed against Hillary Clinton over her ties to Wall Street and big banks, has added three Goldman Sachs alums to his administration: Mnuchin, chief strategist Steve Bannon and the bank’s president Gary Cohn as director of the National Economic Council.