Donald Trump is signaling that he wants to appoint his campaign finance chairman, Steven Mnuchin, as Treasury secretary, according to a person close to the campaign.
Trump’s preference for the Goldman Sachs alumnus is the latest evidence that the GOP presidential nominee would be inclined to hire officials with experience in the business world should he win next week’s election, despite the anti-establishment tone that has dominated the campaign.
“It is difficult to see how a second-generation Goldman Sachs partner would secure such a prominent position in an administration delivered by a populist wind,” Compass Point analyst Isaac Boltansky said.
Fox Business first reported Trump’s comments Thursday. Anthony Scaramucci, a hedge fund manager and Trump fundraiser with close ties to the campaign, confirmed the report. When asked whether he believes Trump is indicating to staff that he would like Mnuchin to serve as Treasury secretary, Scaramucci said “I do.”