Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein joined Twitter 6 years ago, in June 2011, and throughout that time he tweeted exactly zero times. He changed that today, when for the first time he took to twitter to slam Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, which he called “a setback for the environment and for the U.S.'s leadership position in the world.”
Today's decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.'s leadership position in the world. #ParisAgreement— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 1, 2017
Blankfein joined Elon Musk, Jeff Immelt and the broader tech and corporate community, as well as global politicians, Democrats and mayors in slamming the climate call. Ironically, it is none other than Blankfein's former right hand man, Gary Cohn, who is Trump's chief economic advisors which begs the question: is Blankfein's critique just more carefully staged theater, meant to elevate the CEO of the "vampire squid" in the eyes of the general public and shape him into a kind, caring, nurturing idealist ready to carry the ideals of progressives everywhere, or is Trump's decision proof that the grip of the "Goldman cicle" is finally easing on Trump. It is notable that during today's ceremony, Cohn was part of a "stay-in" camp that included Trump's daughter Ivanka.
And speaking of "vampire squids", before Blankfein is raised on a progressive pedestal, in case someone is confused just who stood to benefit the most from the continuation of the "green" agenda, we urge you to reread Matt Taibbi's 2010 masterpiece, "The Great American Bubble Machine." Spoiler alert: it's Goldman Sachs.