\u0022Fox, meet henhouse,\u0022 was how progressive Sen. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and others reacted to the news Friday that Goldman Sachs president and chief operating officer Gary Cohn had been offered the position of National Economic Council (NEC) director by President-elect Donald Trump.\u0022By choosing Gary Cohn and other Goldman Sachs crony capitalists to lead our nation\u0026#039;s economic policies, Trump is betraying his own voters – putting the interests of the corporate establishment ahead of working families.\u0022 —Progressive Congressional Campaign CommitteeShould Cohn accept, he and Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin, another Goldman alum, would hold \u0022the top two economic policy jobs in the Trump administration,\u0022 as Vox\u0026#039;s Matthew Yglesias observed. White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is also a former Goldman exec.Sen. Bernie Sanders, who during his presidential campaign vociferously spoke out against the dangers of allowing Wall Street executives to set economic policy, offered a swift response to the news:It’s called a rigged economy and this is how it works. https://t.co/npoLcKQmfJ— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 9, 2016As head of the NEC, Cohn would hold significant power over the implementation of White House economic policy. According to the agency\u0026#039;s website, the NEC is meant to \u0022coordinate policy-making for domestic and international issues, to coordinate economic policy advice for the president, to ensure that policy decisions and programs are consistent with the president\u0026#039;s economic goals, and to monitor implementation of the president\u0026#039;s economic policy agenda.\u0022As observers on both sides of the aisle are pointing out, Trump is elevating those at the top of the very Wall Street firm he railed against during his campaign. Cohn\u0026#039;s appointment is yet another indication that the agenda of President Trump is a far cry from the populist rhetoric that propelled him to power.Number of former Goldman Sachs execs in Trump\u0026#039;s admin: 3. Number of billionaires: 4. Number of \u0022forgotten men and women\u0022: 0.— Alex Gale (@AlexGale) December 9, 2016Addressing that disparity, Trump transition adviser Anthony Scaramucci told CNN on Friday that bringing Wall Street execs on board would somehow \u0022bring the country together.\u0022\u0022I think the cabal against the bankers is over,\u0022 Scaramucci said. \u0022And I think what Mr. Trump is really trying to do right now is put the country together...and you can see it in his actions in terms of his outreach to so many different people, we really want to bring the country together.\u0022To progressive groups, however, the choice of Cohn is just the latest example of Trump betraying the populist facade he presented to voters during the campaign.\u0022By choosing Gary Cohn and other Goldman Sachs crony capitalists to lead our nation\u0026#039;s economic policies,\u0022 said the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in a statement, \u0022Trump is betraying his own voters – putting the interests of the corporate establishment ahead of working families.\u0022In addition to Goldman executives, Trump has lined his cabinet with an out-sized number of military generals and other millionaires and billionaires.\u0026nbsp; \u0022It\u0026#039;s the G\u0026amp;G cabinet,\u0022 Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) recently quipped. \u0022It does seem to be fairly limited to Goldman Sachs and generals.\u0022Curiously, Cohn is a registered Democrat and had donated substantial sums to Democrats in years past, including U.S. President Barack Obama and Trump\u0026#039;s opponent Hillary Clinton, before more recently giving to GOP lawmakers.