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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: 'Under No Circumstances Was I Going to Resign' Over Charlottesville

The director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, told The Financial Times that he was strongly considering resigning over President Trump’s Charlottesville moral equivalency. As Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin answered questions from the press at today’s briefing, he was asked, “Did you feel the same pressure that Gary Cohn said he felt to resign?” Mnuchin responded boldly, “Under no circumstances was I going to resign.” He also tried to correct the record by saying, “I think there is no question that the president was not equating the hate groups with the people who were peacefully. [sic.]” Cohn and Mnuchin work very closely together, and both are Jewish, so the idea that they both might be uncomfortable with Trump’s bigotry-acquiescing remarks isn’t surprising. But the fact that Mnuchin actually feels so strongly that Cohn is wrong is a little surprising…