US President-elect Donald Trump is, with the counsel of his transition team, in the process of putting together a list of individuals to form the incoming president’s cabinet and other prominent officials at the head of federal agencies. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is reportedly being considered for the job, a man who was once referred to Donald Trump as “the worst banker in the United States.”
According to Reuters and CNBC sources, Trump’s advisors have suggested Jamie Dimon for the position of the country’s treasury secretary. One member of Trump’s transition team reportedly contacted Dimon to guage his interest in the role.
If reports are indeed true, it would make for a notable pivot for Trump, who has repeatedly criticized Wall Street during his campaign trail in running for president. Offering Dimon the job would be even more remarkable, with Trump’s previously-expressed public opinion of the JPMorgan chief.
Speaking to Bloomberg in 2013, Trump said the following of Dimon, who was close to agreeing a multi-billion dollar