Gary Cohn is the "adult" in the White House keeping an unwieldy President Trump in check, opined billionaire Mark Cuban on Saturday.
He was commenting on a tweet from the Weekly's Standard's Bill Kristoff, who sent a jab at Cohn, director of the National Economic Council director, for making a comment that sounded a lot like something Trump might say.
"The president wants to you know that the meetings are literally going unbelievably well," Cohn was quoted as saying Saturday. "This man did not sound like an idiot...until he went to work for @realDonaldTrump," Kristoff tweeted.
That's when Cuban chimed in, defending Cohn as being a "smart" guy, along with a few others in the White House who "have learned how to manage their boss. Thank him. He is the adult placating the Donald."
"Trump Ignores substance," Cuban continued, adding that this allows Cohn and national security adviser H.R. McMaster and others "(who happen to be mostly Dems) to do work that often contradicts [Trump]." Cuban also said Trump should be kept away from being involved in policy.
Cohn was with Trump during his trip overseas, speaking with reporters in Sicily where Trump met with leaders of the G7. Before joining the Trump administration he worked as chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs before he joined the Trump administration.
Cuban has little to do with politics, but parallels have been drawn between him and Trump as he is also a billionaire businessman with TV credentials. Cuban has often criticized Trump, during the campaign and in recent months. He supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and his name has been tossed around as a possible candidate in a future election.