Gary Cohn ‘disgusted’ and ‘upset’ by Trump’s Charlottesville comments: report

Gary Cohn ‘disgusted’ and ‘upset’ by Trump’s Charlottesville comments: report
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National Economic Council Director Gary CohnGary David CohnOn The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction Gary Cohn criticizes the shutdown: 'Completely wrong' Ocasio-Cortez rips presence of lobbyists at orientation event MORE is said to be deeply dismayed by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE's statements in the wake of the violence at a white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Va.

The New York Times White House correspondents Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush tweeted Tuesday that Cohn is upset with the president's comments over the past four days, but is not planning to leave the administration. 

Cohn is considered among the more moderate voices in Trump's White House.


During a heated press conference Tuesday, Trump defended himself against criticism that he was slow and vague in condemning the violence that erupted in Charlottesville over the weekend and resurrected his previous claim that "both sides" were responsible for turning the protests bloody.

The president's comments came just a day after he denounced racism and hate groups, which he called "repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."

Trump faced a torrent of criticism over the weekend for his failure to call out the white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups that incited violence at the demonstrations on Saturday and for instead blaming "many sides" for the mayhem that left one counterprotester dead and dozens more injured.