President Donald Trump is reportedly considering CNBC analyst Larry Kudlow to replace newly-resigned chief economic adviser Gary Cohn — and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta has a theory as to why he was chosen.
“The president likes to watch people on TV, Larry Kudlow is somebody he likes to watch on TV,” Acosta told host Wolf Blitzer. “So that certainly means he’s probably high on the president’s list.”
The decision to potentially replace a former Goldman Sachs director with a conservative economic analyst comes amid the White House’s attempts to minimize the importance of Cohn’s departure, which happened during a reported feud between him and the president over soon-to-be-imposed tariffs.
White House officials have insisted Cohn, like fellow White House resignee Hope Hicks, is simply a New Yorker going back to New York. That “spin,” Acosta noted, left out one crucial detail.
“The president is from New York,” he said. “I suppose New York people do go back to New York but they probably don’t want the president to go back that quickly.”
“Another sign of the chaos here at the White House,” Acosta concluded.
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