Colleague says CNBC's Kudlow is leading contender for White House economic adviser

National Trade Council adviser Peter Navarro waits for President Donald Trump for an event in the Oval Office at the White House. Navarro signed on with the Trump campaign as a trade adviser only to see his cont

National Trade Council adviser Peter Navarro waits for President Donald Trump for an event in the Oval Office at the White House. Navarro signed on with the Trump campaign as a trade adviser only to see his cont

But his aides, mindful of the difficulties they have had attracting people from outside the White House, have been looking internally. Cordish said last month he was also leaving the White House.

Wang, who spoke on the sidelines of the National People's Congress in Beijing, urged the U.S.to work with China on a mutually beneficial solution.

Peter Navarro, a trade adviser to Trump who promoted the tariffs, has also been touted as a candidate for the top economic job, though he has said he is not in the running.

Trump, 36, says she doesn't "like to leave a lot up to fate", but at the moment, the Post says, "Ivanka - whose first name has become a brand identity - controls increasingly little of the world she inhabits".

Cramer reports that Trump is set to pick Kudlow despite the fact that the CNBC contributor strongly opposes Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum and is "the ultimate free trader".


The president has always wanted a prominent business figure to oversee the council, according to people who have spoken with him. I think those days are over, personally. But Knight was uninterested, officials were quoted as saying. He had been a senior official at Goldman Sachs, a leading investment bank.

Cohn had been discussing with the president his transition out of the White House for several weeks.

Mr. Trump has not made a firm decision, those briefed on the process said. The former Goldman Sachs executive - a strong supporter of free trade - said he would leave the administration after Trump committed to imposing steel and aluminum tariffs, despite pushback from USA lawmakers and worldwide officials.

"This president has clearly been a racist", outgoing Democratic Rep. Louis Gutierrez said recently.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.