Goldman boss Lloyd Blankfein gets in a dig against the City with Frankfurt tweet

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Goldman boss Lloyd Blankfein threw some shade on Twitter today (Source: Getty)

Lloyd Blankfein made a cheeky dig at the UK on social media today.

The Goldman Sachs chief executive was tweeting about a visit to Frankfurt, in which he said: "Great meetings, great weather, really enjoyed it. Good, because I'll be spending a lot more time there." He followed this up with #Brexit.

Goldman Sachs has selected the German city for its new EU headquarters.

Blankfein's comment has picked up a lot of interest online, with one wag asking when his official title will change to CEO of Goldman Sass.

A government spokesman declined to comment on Blankfein's tweet, but said: "Let us be clear: London is, and will remain, the world's leading financial centre. We have the breadth of talent, the legal system, regulation and deep pools of capital that are unrivalled by anywhere else in the world.

"And we are confident of securing an ambitious economic partnership with the EU that will include financial services."

It's not the first time Blankfein has thrown major public shade via Twitter. In August, the Goldman boss went viral with a sassy jibe at US President Donald Trump.

Ostensibly tweeting about the solar eclipse, Blankfein said he wished the moon "wasn't the only thing casting a shadow across the country".

Indeed, Blankfein's first ever tweet was a pointed comment on Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

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