It was supposed to be a feel-good moment. The Chairman and CEO of the world’s most powerful financial institution dropped by CNBC’s Squawk Box to crow a bit about his recovery from cancer. But it didn’t quite go the way Lloyd Blankfein — or Hillary Clinton — might’ve wanted.
First, the recently-minted billionaire boss of Goldman Sachs compared his 600 hours of chemotherapy to dropping “napalm” on the Islamic State (“You get ISIS, but you also get some of the Kurds and Iraqis and everybody else”). Lloyd went on to tell Andrew Ross Sorkin that unlike another notable, newly-minted billionaire — fellow cancer survivor and comparably-connected