WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s administration is taking on a distinctively Goldman hue.
Trump is adding even more Goldman Sachs executives to his nascent administration. Trump’s top donor and close advisor, hedge fund manager and Goldman Sachs alumna Anthony Scaramucci, will serve as a senior White House advisor, according to The Washington Post, and Trump’s transition team officially announced that Dina Habib Powell will be a “senior counselor for economic initiatives.”
Scaramucci, who runs SkyBridge Capital, is a vocal defender of big banks — at one point he accused President Obama to his face of “whacking Wall Street like a piñata.”
Powell also served in President George W. Bush’s administration. The two are the fifth and sixth major hires for Trump who previously worked for the financial giant.
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