One thing that Steven Mnuchin and Gary Cohn had in common when they arrived in Washington early this year is that they were new in politics and never held an office before. In fact, the two had successful stints as businessmen. As for Gary Cohn, he had risen through the ranks at Goldman Sachs to become the vice president of the firm. This means that he offered some consolidation to other executives when he took office in Washington. He was seen as a good influence by these executives. As for Steven Mnuchin, we can all agree that he didn’t have the skills that Gary Cohn had. However, he was also a force to be reckoned with as he was a managing partner at Goldman Sachs and climbed to the position of chief information officer. When he had enough of Wall Street, he moved to Hollywood where he managed the financing of the X-Men. He is also the person behind the finances of Avatar. However, despite the respected and long careers, the two gentlemen look set to tarnish their careers by trying to push forward the tax cut that has been proposed by the Trump administration. However, the two gentlemen seem not worried about what people think about them.
If they cared, they would not have joined the administration. At the moment, Mnuchin serves as the Secretary of Treasury while Cohn occupies the position of White House economic advisor. For those that have been keen on following things, they will have realized that two sets of leaders have emerged according to the way they are perceived and how they behave. People like Rex Tillerson, Sean Spice, Reince Priebus and Tom Price have turned to punch lines for standing by their principles. The only person who has managed to stay clear of scandals and conflicts with the president is defense secretary Jim Mattis. He has, however, not failed in setting his own ethical standards. He has made it clear that there are some things he can and cannot do. For instance, the defense secretary has never uttered a word or statement that was not true. As for Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin, they have long careers after the president is gone and they should stop ruining their careers. In the process of promoting the tax cut arguments, these two gentlemen have adapted to making statements that are not true. This has left them looking like press secretaries of the White House rather than business executives. s