>> Hello everybody.>> He's President Donald Trump's number one link to Wall Street and the market. And all eyes are now on Gary Cohn, awaiting his response to the firestorm over President Trump's handling of the weekend violence in Charlottesville.>> I think there's blame on both sides.>> White House correspondent James Oliphant is on the story.
>> Well, Gary Cohn is a crucially important player in the Trump White House. He's a former top Executive at Goldman Sachs who now chairs Trump's National Economic Council, that now makes him the top economic policy maker in the White House.>> Cohn stood along side Trump on Tuesday as he said there was blame on both sides in the violence sparked by last weekend's white power rally in Charlottesville.
Sources telling Reuters Cohn, who is Jewish, was offended by the remarks.>> When he was appointed by Trump last December, It was sort of a signal to markets that they could feel a little better about Donald Trump in the White House, that by bringing Cohn in, it basically was meant as a signal of reassurance.
Now, if Cohn were to leave, that would be sort of the opposite signal sent to Wall Street.>> A rumor early Thursday that Cohn was resigning dragged down the markets and kept them down, even after a White House official said Cohn wasn't going anywhere.>> Wait a minute, I'm not finished.
>> Trump's actions also raising questions about newly installed chief of staff John Kelly, whose doleful image during Trump's comments Tuesday went viral.>> John Kelly is finding out, like Reince Priebus before him, that Trump is only going to listen to Trump. And if that means necessarily not following the best possible advice in a given moment, so be it.