Goldman Sachs in City Hall

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump consistently pointed to Goldman Sachs as the best symbol of the financial elite’s hold on elected officials.

He won the presidency on a populist message of draining the swamp, but instead he has allowed the swamp to seep into the highest levels of power in his White House. While Trump has loudly scapegoated immigrants for job loss, he has more quietly appointed nearly half a dozen Goldman Sachs alums—architects of the 2008 housing crisis—to his administration.

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