Steve Mnuchin Selected by Trump for Treasury Secretary, a Look at Previous Secretaries and Affiliations

The_Real_Fly's picture

Trump selected Steve Mnuchin to be the next Treasury Secretary. Steve is a Goldman man. What else is new? Let’s have a look at the recent men who’ve filled this role in government and their affiliations.

Steve Mnuchin: Parter at Goldman Sachs, Yale, Dad worked for Goldman for three decades, brief gig at Soros hedge fund, Hollywood producer.
Jack Lew: COO of Citi prop trading unit that correctly bet on housing collapse in 2008, Harvard, Council on Foreign Relations.
Hank Paulson: Former CEO of Goldman Sachs, Dartmouth, worked at Pentagon and in Nixon administration.
John Snow: Former CEO of CSX, Chairman Cerberus Capital Management, served under several administrations and shilled on a sundry of boards.
Paul O’Neil: Former CEO of Alcoa, Member of Carnegie Mellon University’s dean’s advisory council.
Larry Summers: Former President of Harvard, managing partner at DE Shaw, Chief Economist at the World Bank.
Robert Rubin: 26 Years at Goldman Sachs, London School of Economics, Yale, Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations, Chair of Citi
Lloyd Bentsen: University of Texas, WW2 Vet, promoted to Lt. Col and discharged in 1947, wanted to Nuke N. Korea, served on board of Lockheed Martin, helped convince republicans to pass NAFTA while serving under Clinton.

Nice group of guys.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention Timmy Geithner, former President of the NY Fed, Dad worked for Ford Foundation. Grandpa advised Rockefeller and George Romney during their Presidential bids, as well as Eisenhower. Timmy spent most of his childhood abroad, but came back to attend Dartmouth. In addition to Dartmouth, he attended Peking University, Beijing University and Johns Hopkins. Tim speaks both Chinese and Japanese. Early in his career, he worked for Kissinger, then in the Rubin and Summers Treasury Departments. After leaving those fuckers in 2001, Tim went on to the Council on Foreign Affairs, before a gig at the IMF. A regular ham and egger.

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stephysat28's picture

at 34 seconds the punk in the back has a hard time keeping a straight face as Mnuchin talks about "making us companies the most competitive in the world"  and whats up with the red triangle pins ?

thebigunit's picture

If you want to stop bank robberies, sometimes you have to hire some bank robbers to figure out what they know and what will stop them.

TheWrench's picture

Well, what did you expect? Kind of like the only way Reagan got to be Pres. was if he agreed to CIA Bush being 'a heart beat away' as VP. Remind me again what happened later.....?

Old Poor Richard's picture

A literal bankster, personally robbed the middle class. Perfect.

monad's picture

Sanders & Warren are garden variety deep state tools. They hate Mnuchin? This is excellent news! Thank you!

The_Real_Fly's picture

I updated the post. How could I forget Timmy Geithner, a regular Joe if I ever saw one.

1777's picture


     I hereby DISAVOW my support for Trump as President. If a new election were held, I would change my vote! If he runs again I will vote AGAINST him. 

ddk underground's picture

Trump wants the express lane towards confirmation city. A GS Jew as treasury sec = done deal.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

So he's appointed a (((monkey))) to look after the bananas....

monad's picture

He's hiring attack dogs to deal with the wolves feeding on his flock.

silverer's picture

Any one of you questioning Trump's pick should apply for the job.

Davidduke2000's picture

Looks like anytime somebody is looking for staff in the financial area, they have to go to GS, kiss the ring and get a reference  to one of their old stooges. 

bigkahuna's picture

Trump, you do not have to put the same fucking banksters in the treasury that have been parasiting and ruining the country from the inside for many decades now.

Why not look elsewhere? What did the fuckers say to you thay made you bow your head? Why not explain this bullshit to us so we can make an informed decision and take them out to the woodshed for you?

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

They showed him a picture of JFK.

Shlomo Schwartzman's picture
Shlomo Schwartzman (not verified) Nov 30, 2016 12:22 PM

Trump has been shown the secret Kennedy assassination film.

monad's picture

Meh Everybody has seen it except you. Here you go.

Everything is a Rich Man's Trick


pine_marten's picture

Wasn't one of Trump's plans to raise capitol from the private sector for certain infrastructure projects?  Mnuchin may be just the guy.......Romney would be bitter medicine but this pick could turn out fine.  Content to wait and see.

dexter_morgan's picture

On the bright side, he's not a CFR'r......

bilbert's picture

Gotta say this strikes me as weird - Mnuchin is as much a Wall Street Insider as they get, and I'm not real fond of most of them..........

Vlad the Inhaler's picture

Mnuchin was executive producer on this movie in 2015:

JRev's picture

The trailer also states, "From the award-winning producers of ARGO..."

Those Argo "producers" were the CIA:

Chase Branden is well known as a CIA "Entertainment Liaison Officer" and has been confirmed by open-source researchers to be the handler of both Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, both of whom have done paid work for the Agency including internal training films:

Now we know who their money man is.

Dealyer Turdin's picture

Imma gon go in this here burning building with a lighter aaand..


The Repollution will not be televised.

However, since it was never a top down fix and I don't feel half as likely to get droned,

America Great Again Means Everyman


LibertarianMenace's picture

If I can find 50 honest people in DC, I will not destroy it, how about 45?, If I can find 45, etc. etc. ....let's see where do I put the lightning bolt? Hmmm...Capitol or White House?..ah, what difference, at this point, does it make?

mary mary's picture

Ron Paul for Treasury Secretary!

LibertarianMenace's picture

Xactly, what the hell is so damn hard? It isn't.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture
  repost fits here as well:

being the #1 ZH ju critic, since Francis Sawyer is missing in action..

the very same posters who hated Trump during the campaign- still hate him and find any move like this as ammo to denigrate Trump..

it might be wise to see the fruit of Trump's first year ..No?? not even in office and

the cry baby leftist hillary team here is ready to unload on any least bit controversial

thing he does..would I pick mnuchin? no..but I ain't the guy who built a 10 billion dollar

empire maybe give Trump some slack until he gets his shot at changing things..

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Perception and illusion. 


Trump picked a Goldman person.  We can 'believe' this time is different. 


Then you go one justifying with, "the guy who built a 10 billion dollar"


While true, Trump did borrow money from his father.  Since money is your criteria, The Clinton Foundation is worth an estimated $13,600,000,000 and they acquired that in one generation. 




One thing is for sure.


“It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”


? Mark Twain



JRev's picture

You forgot BONESMAN:

"We represent no clique or clan, but HONEST MEN  and true
Who never will submit to that which FIFTEEN men may do,
Who feel the shameful yoke that long has on the college lain,
And who propose to do their best to break that yoke in twain.

We offer no objections to their existing clan,
No one disputes with them this right, we question but the plan

-Anonymous Yale student, published in a campus journal in the late-1800s at the peak of the Anti-Masonic Movement.

Mountainview's picture

Wall Street insiders-Washington outsiders. Half good. At least they are not directly swapping from Goldsachs. Expect Treasury debt restructuring.

Raging Debate's picture

Mountainview - Yes debt restructure but after a couple more trillion of CTRL-P to subsidize fracking and other infrastructure. My best guess is default 2020. 

Mountainview's picture

If they want to be re-elected, default maybe 2018, so they would have time- like Phenix- to resurrect from the ashes.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Nov 30, 2016 10:48 AM


Sorry, tarded out for a minute there.

Never mind.

Lets see what happens...

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Trump must call in the gold and silver.  Make new coinage on a solid foundation.  


Ya gotta admit, at a certain point tax breaks will no longer induce manufacturing... 

Cynicles's picture

should disallow all foreign companies from mining, drilling etc all natural resources from the US

thebigunit's picture

Be careful what you wish for.

China has a monopoly or near monopoly on rare earth elements.  Think of it as a hand wrapped around the scrotum of the U.S. high tech industry.

Imagine the following conversation between U.S. and Chinese trade officials:

U.S.: "Screw you!"

China: "No. SCREW YOU!"

Who are you going to bet on?

Mountainview's picture

He called in Gold. Goldman Sachs!

pine_marten's picture

Who was he supposed to pick- Ted Nugent?

monad's picture

Ted Nugent is going to be Speaker of the House. He's really good at fundraising. Should piss off Pelosi proper.

mary mary's picture

Let's replace that big bull statue on Wall Street with a Great White Buffalo statue.

ipso_facto's picture

'Great White Buffalo' is a classic.

bada boom's picture

I would have been alright with The Nuge!

Give him any cabinet post.

ipso_facto's picture

Ted Nugent for Secretary of the Interior!

Clint Liquor's picture

Treasury Secretarys are required by law to sell all for their financial assets and put the proceeds in a blind trust. Because this is a forced sale the proceeds are tax free. It was reported that Hank Paulsen saved $60 million in taxes from his sale of Goldman stock.

Mnuchin looking to do well with market at all time highs.