The GOP has dredged up the Ayn-Randian commerce-raider Carl Icahn to battle with Trump.
Really? And the talk is about jobs? Really?
For those not in the know, Icahn is one of the biggest junk-bond dealers ever, he is one of the biggest industry-wreckers ever, and the mere mention of his name in ANY house of business causes work to stop while the entire managerial staff revises their resumes and figures out how to live on no income for a while. He has personally killed hundreds of thousands of jobs.
There is hardly an industry in the US of A which Icahn hasn't meddled with. Any time Icahn "acquires" businesses, huge numbers of folks lose their jobs and any cash assets of the acquired companies evaporate. Similarly, any debt the acquired companies owes magically gets "converted", that is to say, it is traded for pie-in-the-sky Icahn securities so that the real creditors have to write it off. Remember the banking credit-swap junk-derivatives disaster of 2007-8? That is Icahn's game.
Icahn does happen to be a very good commerce-raider though: anyone of lesser talent rots in prison for pulling off the crap he pulls off as a matter of course. For the life of me, I can't begin to think what advantage Icahn might derive from being Reince Priebus' hired Trump-killer, though.
Battle of egos, I guess.