Comfortably Smug: World’s “Most Evil” Investment Bank Explored In Documentary
Perhaps the most interesting segment to be found, however, is quite early on in the film. Of all the former Goldman employees to interview, the filmmakers managed to round up Steve Bannon, current CEO of the Trump campaign. Recently appointed as President Elect Trump’s Chief Strategist and Counselor, Bannon is actually one of two Goldman alums named to Trump’s cabinet thus far (the other being incoming Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin). An architect of the populist movement that fueled Trump’s rise and a controversial figure accused of being a white nationalist, Bannon is asked his thoughts on what Goldman Sachs represented to him.
“Goldman Sachs represented excellence and a meritocracy,” Bannon begins. “No matter where you came from, what your religion was, or your ethnicity. It just mattered how hard you worked.”