Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:02 AM

Trump Says Kudlow Has Very Good Chance at Taking Cohns Job

•CNBC contributor is already informal adviser to the president
•Trump hasn’t made final decision and could change his mind

March 12, 2018, 7:16 PM EDT Updated on March 13, 2018, 9:29 AM EDT

U.S. President Trump says he has been looking very closely at Larry Kudlow to head his economic team.
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that economist and CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow has “a very good chance” at replacing Gary Cohn, the outgoing director of the White House National Economic Council.

“I’m looking at Larry Kudlow very strongly,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a trip to California. “He now has come around to believing in tariffs.”

The president may name the 70-year-old Kudlow as his top economic adviser within a day or so, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. Trump has spoken by phone with Kudlow about the economic adviser role a couple of times in recent days, including once over the weekend, according to two people familiar with the situation.

The people familiar with Trump’s deliberations cautioned that he hasn’t made a final decision and could change his mind. Two other people described Kudlow as being among those being considered as replacements for Cohn. All of the people asked not to be identified discussing the matter.


Good choice, imo. I've known of Larry since his days of serving the Reagan White House. He did have some personal issues he had to challenge and won.

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