Carl Icahn Speaks To Donald Trump: "Mnuchin, Wilber Ross Considered For Treasury And Commerce"

Confirming yesterday's Bloomberg report that former Goldman partner and Soros employee, Steven Mnuchin is in the frontrunning for the top Treasury post, and adding that Wilbur Ross is now in contention for Commerce Secretary, moments ago Carl Icahn tweeted that "Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross are being considered for Treasury and Commerce." 

He adds that "Both would be great choices. Both are good friends of mine but, more importantly, they are two of the smartest people I know."

It remains unclear how Trump's core base will respond to the appointment of two established Wall Street career executives to two of the most important economic posts in the Trump administration.