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Trump’s Top Economic Adviser Gary Cohn Is Leaving The White House

Tuesday - 06/03/2018 20:44
The former Goldman Sachs executive and frequent target of the right has been the subject of job rumors for months.
President Donald Trump and Gary Cohn. Michael Sohn/AP Images
President Donald Trump and Gary Cohn. Michael Sohn/AP Images

Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser, is leaving the White House.

“Gary has been my chief economic adviser and did a superb job in driving our agenda, helping to deliver historic tax cuts and reforms and unleashing the American economy once again,” Trump said in a statement. “He is a rare talent, and I thank him for his dedicated service to the American people.”

The New York Times first reported Tuesday that Cohn would resign.

Cohn was one of the few administration officials directly involved with negotiating the biggest legislative success to date of Trump’s presidency — last year’s tax plan. But he has reportedly been frustrated with the president’s moves since then, most recently by Trump’s move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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