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A Conversation With Gary Cohn

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A Conversation With Gary Cohn

A Conversation With Gary Cohn

A Conversation With Gary Cohn

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U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin listens as Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee November 9, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Congress goes back to work on Monday. Its first order of business is to thrash out an aid and stimulus plan to help people and businesses weather the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. So far lawmakers have proposed plans to free up $1 to $3 trillion of aid.

Gary Cohn was the economic advisor to President Donald J. Trump in the first part of Trump's presidency. Before that he was an executive at Goldman Sachs. While at the White House, Cohn was a prime mover behind the passage of the $2 trillion tax cut back in 2017.

Today on the show, we sit down with Gary Cohn and talk policy, economics...and that tax cut.

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