After announcing his quixotic presidential run, Donald Trump listed off three possible Treasury Secretary nominees during an MSNBC interview: Carl Icahn, Henry Kravis and Jack Welch.
Well, Trump is now down to just two.
In a statement on his Shareholders’ Square Table site, Icahn basically said he was “flattered but do not get up early enough in the morning to accept this opportunity.” He also said he was “extremely surprised” that Trump chose to run, and “even more surprised” at his name being mentioned for Treasury Secretary.
Despite declining the hypothetical nomination, Icahn did have some kind words for Trump’s mention of a “big fat bubble” due to low interest rates. From Icahn’s site:
No word on if a Treasury Secretary Icahn would have kept Hamilton on the $10 and dumped Jackson from the $20…