“Normally” (meaning in a Democratic administration) any one of the following things would be utterly disqualifying for anyone hoping to become Director of the National Economic Council (Gary “Nazis made me uncomfortable but steel tariffs made me quit!” Cohn’s old job):
(2) Having gotten fired at the age of 47 from a job because you were spending,“reportedly,” $100,000 per month on cocaine, (Is this even possible? In 1994 dollars?) and this interfered with your job performance rather substantially.
(3) Having been always been wrong about everything all the time since forever.
Your 2018 Republican party ladies and gentlemen.