Skip to comments.Dem Senator Claims White House Economic Adviser Faked Bad Connection to End Trump Call
Posted on 11/22/2017 2:14:43 PM PST by Kaslin
In what was certainly one of the stranger exchanges on cable news Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Tom Carper (DE) claimed on CNN that White House economic adviser Gary Cohn followed his advice and faked a bad connection to get off the phone with President Trump earlier this month.
The discussion, Carper claimed, was over tax reform.
According to Carper, 30 minutes into the meeting, Cohn got a call from Trump in Asia, which Carper said was "nice," but he said, "15 minutes later, the president's still talking."
"I said, ‘Gary, why don't you do this? Take your cell phone back and just say, Mr. President, you're brilliant, but we're losing contact and I think we're going to lose you now, so good-bye,'" Carper said. "And that's what he did and he hung up, and then we went back to having the kind of conversation that we needed to, where they asked good questions looking for consensus … I think we identified a little bit."
A surprised Poppy Harlow and John Berman asked Carper to confirm his story.
"I don't want to throw him under the bus, but yes," Carper said of Cohn.
Asked to respond to Carper's claim, the White House vehemently denied it.
White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon that the story was not true, however, stating Cohn spoke with Trump privately for several minutes before ending the call.
"Senator Carper’s claim is completely false," Shah said. "Gary Cohn took the phone off speaker and continued to speak with the President privately for several minutes before they concluded the call."
This Tom Carper?
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It’s Gary Cohn the Democrat, so I don’t know what to think.
espn pulls this crap all of the time.
No one complains when they do it.
I would imagine talking about any economic issue with a democratic senator is the perfect definition of “waste of time with no hope of accomplishing anything positive”...
So, getting off phone by any means necessary is totally justified.
What does this have to do with a Sports channel?
Yeah, that one
Regardless of the facts of this particular matter, my personal opinion of Carper is that he’s one of the lowest forms of animate life on the planet.
Is he from that toilet maker family, or was that Crapper? Or does it matter?
Want to hang up on somebody without getting blow-back?
Start talking and hang up mid-sentence.
“Nobody hangs up on themselves!!” they’ll think.
This guy is a disrespectful fool to run his mouth this way.
Any man who would hit his wife is not worth spit. Carper admitted to slapping his first wife and allegedly his second wife.
You are 100 percent correct.
I don’t know anything about him, but there are some things a decent person keeps confidential if true. It was low to say this - the administration should not try to bother with this guy. The alternative is he’s lying which is just as bad if not worse.
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