Trump’s Next Economic Adviser: Who Will He PicK?

President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn is looking to resign from his job, raising fresh speculations on who is going to replace him.

According to the White House press correspondent Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the president is going to make a great pick. During that same address, she reiterated the president’s main aim was to create more jobs while producing long-term economic success in the country.

But who exactly is in the running? Read on to find out.

Larry Kudlow

Lary Kudlow was an economist in the Reagan administration who regularly provides commentary on CNBC. He has previously criticized the administration’s tariff proposal, and has also broke from the president on NAFTA.

When asked on CNBC, Larry could not give a specific answer regarding the issue.

“I just don’t want to walk through all those scenarios,” he said.

Kudlow has had experience as a contributing editor with the National Review magazine, and he is also a columnist at the National Syndicate. He literary works include American Abundance: the New Economic and also co-authored the book Reagan Revolution and JFK.

He was the associate director for economics and planning during the Reagan era at the Office of Budget and Management. Kudlow has in the past also been a senior managing director at Bear Stearns and Co. His experience in business began when he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank where he was a bank supervisor. He studied at the University of Rochester, and later went to the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Peter Navarro

Another candidate for the job is Peter Navarro, who was the economic adviser during Trump’s campaign. It is also important to note that he was part of the administration from the beginning. Navarro was the first director to be appointed by Trump when he created the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing policy. Navarro was against the Trans-Pacific agreement that Trump would later withdraw from.

Peter Navarro is an excellent critic of China, especially how the communist country trades with other countries. Navarro studied at Harvard University, and then joined politics which was followed by him losing three campaigns. He is a strong supporter of Trump’s policies, and was especially ecstatic when Trump signed the buy-American, Hire–American executive order in April 2017.

Shahira Knight

Shahira Knight is another possible candidate. She was the deputy to Cohn at the National Economic Council. Her appointment came in February 2017, coming from the Fidelity Investments where she held a lobbying position and was the vice president of the public affairs and policy group.

Before working at Fidelity Investments, she had worked at C2 Group as well as at Financial Markets Association, and the Securities industry. She also has written papers on tax policy and budget issues too. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Virginia and a master’s degree in Economics from George Mason University.

Kevin Warsh

Kevin Warsh is another speculated candidate for the position. He is a member of the Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve, and worked there from 2006 to 2011. He has also worked at the National Economic Council, and he was the special assistant to the president. He worked in the Department of Mergers and Acquisition at the Morgan Stanley Co. where he later became the Executive Director and the Vice President. Warsh is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a fellow at Hoover Institution.

~ Liberty Planet


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