Goldman Sachs will be replacing Lloyd Blankfein as CEO, the company announced Tuesday, meaning the 63-year-old can finally take full advantage of a favorite pastime: Twitter.
“I’ll probably follow people’s advice as well as take at least a couple of weeks off,” Blankfein told The brand-new York Times. “Here’s one thing I look forward to: unrestrained tweeting.”
Blankfein’s tweeting habit has rippled across the internet as well as media, especially several somewhat critical posts in reference to President Donald Trump. He’s even appeared to troll the president, tweeting during the solar eclipse last August which he wished “the moon wasn’t the only thing casting a shadow across the country.”
@lloydblankfein: Wish the moon wasn’t the only thing casting a shadow across the country. We got through one, we’ll get through the different. #SolarEclipse2017
Blankfein told CNBC’s Wilfred Frost in an April 18 interview which he “discovered the instrument,” embracing Twitter more than four years after Goldman led the company’s $1 billion initial public offering. He remains in touch with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
@lloydblankfein: as well as they say I don’t know jack
“I like the fact which which will be short,” Blankfein told CNBC. “I think which’s a challenge to say what you want to say, be a little bit provocative, not too provocative as well as say which in a little space.”
The outgoing chief executive also told the brand-new York Times which he wasn’t burnt out at Goldman although which his successor, president David Solomon, was ready to go.
“Could which be later? I’m not tired. I’m well. I’m not out of gas,” Blankfein said inside interview, before adding which, “David will be ripe as well as ready as well as the right guy.”
Blankfein will remain chairman until the end of the year. Solomon starts as CEO on Oct. 1.