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Trump's New Economic Adviser Has Surprising Opinions on Tariffs

Sources say Larry Kudlow has accepted role replacing Gary Cohn

(Newser) - Gary Cohn resigned as President Trump's top economic adviser earlier this month over his opposition to Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs . So it stands to reason that the president's choice to replace Cohn ... also opposes those tariffs. Sources tell CNN that Trump has offered the top position... More »

Trump Calls Gary Cohn a 'Globalist' in Farewell Meeting

But president says chief economic adviser could return in new role

(Newser) - President Trump bid farewell to Gary Cohn on Thursday, two days after the chief economic adviser resigned, while leaving the door open for Cohn to return to the White House in the future. "He's been terrific," Business Insider quotes Trump as saying during Cohn's final Cabinet... More »

With Cohn Leaving, White House Aides Fear 'Disaster'

Plus, who Trump might pick as a replacement, and more

(Newser) - President Trump will choose Gary Cohn's replacement as chief economic adviser soon, he promised via Twitter shortly after Cohn announced his departure. "Many people wanting the job - will choose wisely!" Trump wrote. The Washington Post reports that one of the people Trump is considering is media... More »

Trump's Top Economic Adviser Leaving Over Disagreement on Tariffs

Gary Cohn is latest to leave White House

(Newser) - Top economic adviser Gary Cohn is leaving the White House after breaking with President Donald Trump on trade policy, the latest in a string of high-level departures from the West Wing. Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, has been the leading internal opponent to Trump's planned tariffs... More »

Cohn's Trump Criticism May Cost Him Fed Chief Post

'Wall Street Journal' reports the president is unlikely to appoint him

(Newser) - White House adviser Gary Cohn delivered a public rebuke of President Trump after the violence in Charlottesville, and the Wall Street Journal reports that it might have cost him his chance at becoming the next Federal Reserve chief. The newspaper says the president is now unlikely to appoint Cohn to... More »

Key Trump Adviser Delivers Public Rebuke to President

Gary Cohn says administration 'can and must do better' after Charlottesville

(Newser) - President Trump just got publicly scolded by a key member of his administration over his response to Charlottesville. In an interview with the Financial Times , top financial adviser Gary Cohn said "this administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we... More »

CEOs Plan to Sidestep Trump in White House Talks

They're distancing themselves from the president

(Newser) - America's business leaders are working on ways to distance themselves from President Trump without completely giving up on influencing the White House, analysts say. With the White House business advisory councils disbanded and CEOs steering clear of Trump after his remarks on Charlottesville, companies plan to try to deal... More »

Trump Tax Plan Cuts Top Tax Rate to 35%

It would also reduce number of brackets from 7 to 3

(Newser) - The White House on Wednesday began laying out President Trump's tax plan, which calls for sharp cuts for businesses and individuals. The administration says the cuts will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America's middle class, though lawmakers were worried about ballooning federal deficits. Much... More »

Bannon 'Comeback' Involves Steel, Canada, Dairy 'Disgrace'

Nationalist views on trade win out over globalist ones—or so it seems for now

(Newser) - President Trump has been pushing hard to bring his "Buy American, Hire American" mantra to fruition, including with an executive order meant to prevent "foreign cheaters" from taking US jobs and infringing on our steel production, a senior administration official said Monday, per Politico . The New York Times ... More »

Another Name Rising as Bannon's Falls: Gary Cohn

He's a former Goldman Sachs exec and a registered Democrat

(Newser) - The short version of the White House political calculus is that as Steve Bannon's political fortunes fall , Jared Kushner's rise. But another name is being increasingly mentioned along with Kushner's, that of National Economic Council director Gary Cohn. In a profile of Cohn, the Washington Post says... More »

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