CNBC personality Larry Kudlow has emerged as President Donald Trump’s favorite to replace Gary Cohn, the outgoing director of the White House National Economic Council, two people familiar with the matter said.
Trump may name Kudlow as his top economic adviser within a day or so, one of the people said. In addition to his duties at CNBC, where he is a senior contributor, Kudlow is a radio host, syndicated columnist and entrepreneur. He was an economist for Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. and previously served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration.
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The people familiar with Trump’s deliberations asked not to be identified and cautioned that he hasn’t made a final decision and could change his mind. Two other people described Kudlow as on a list of potential replacements for Cohn.
Kudlow is already an informal adviser who occasionally speaks to the president, one of the people said.
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