Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein on CNBC
- global economy ... "I'd say things are pretty good" ... "If you looked at things statistically, you looked at the numbers, you looked at the metrics, [the United States] at full employment, low energy prices, growth - a lot of the metrics are all positive."
- President Donald Trump's agenda, he thought tax cuts, infrastructure spending and deregulation were some of Trump's more promising initiatives, saying they would be generally good for the economy if realized. ... "it seems to have gotten bogged down in the issue. I'd say the market now is not what he wants to do, but whether he'll be effective in accomplishing it."