Trump: Kudlow Has “Good Chance” to Become Top Economic Adviser


President Trump on Tuesday said Larry Kudlow has a good chance of taking the helm of the White House’s National Economic Council.

Trump told reporters ahead of a trip to California that he is taking a hard look at Kudlow to replace former top economic adviser Gary Cohn.

“I’m looking at Larry Kudlow very strongly,” he told reporters on the South Lawn.

“I’ve known him a long time. We don’t agree on everything,” he said.

Kudlow, a former CNBC host who was an informal economic adviser to Trump’s campaign, showed some signs that he has shifted away from his free-trade stance and his opposition to tariffs.

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