At the very moment that former Obama Treasury Secretary — and officially one of the most vexing aides to have served Obama, which is a high standard — Jack Lew was busy dismissing President Donald Trump’s trade policies, the conversation was interrupted by a bulletin saying that Trump had gained concessions from the European Union.
“I’m in a little bit of a bad position to respond not knowing the full details,” Lew stammered.
Meanwhile, CNBC’s Sara Eisen took him on.
“If this is true, this would be certainly a win for the administration, and it would show the world that these tough trade tactics are working — this idea of short-term pain for long-term gain,” she said. “It’s certainly not the way you guys went about it.”