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Sebastian Gorka: Cohn's Resignation a 'Victory' for Trump's WH

Sebastian Gorka: Cohn's Resignation a 'Victory' for Trump's WH
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By    |   Wednesday, 07 March 2018 02:18 PM

Gary Cohn's resignation was a "victory" for the White House and for President Donald Trump's agenda, former presidential deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka, who himself left the Trump administration last year, commented Wednesday.

"This is a victory for the president, not some specific block," Gorka told Fox Business' "Morning with Maria," the morning after Cohn, the White House chief economic adviser, resigned after disagreeing with the president over his plans for a tariff on foreign steel and aluminum.

Gorka said he does not agree with the belief that the tariffs will hinder the U.S. economy, because he has "always rejected that the economy is a closed system."

"That is what the left believes, that you have got to have a net loss from somebody for somebody else to gain," he said. "That is what socialism believes. It is not true. You can have an economy expand, steel sector expand and have manufacturing expand at the same time. Everybody who is commenting now has no idea what the future holds on any negotiation and needs to slow down and take a deep breath."

Further, Gorka said that Trump has a "powerful way of negotiating," so it's too early to predict disaster in any way.

Gorka said he would not comment on whether Trump's tariff stance is part of a negotiation, but did quote his "Art of the Deal" book, where the president cautioned to "never ever be invested in a deal so deeply you can never walk away from it. He is the master of the deal."

Polls show that at least 50 percent of Americans oppose Trump's call for tariffs, but Gorka ridiculed that.

"Are these the same pollsters who said on Nov. 8 that Hillary had a 93 percent chance of winning?" he said. "This is about the long game. You don't care whether you voted for him or not. Look at what he has accomplished in 14 months. Look at the economic indexes, it is stunning: lowest unemployment for 17 years, lowest Hispanic, African-American unemployment since records began, lowest female unemployment for 19 years, look at the stock market. "

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Gary Cohn's resignation was a "victory" for the White House and for President Donald Trump's agenda, former presidential deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka, who himself left the Trump administration last year, commented Wednesday.
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