Trump heaped praise on Kudlow's TV appearances when he offered his economic adviser the job: 'You look very handsome'
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow (Gage Skidmore)

President Donald Trump's choice to direct the National Economic Council made the media rounds on Wednesday to discuss the two men's admiration for each other.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Kudlow recounted Trump's flattery during a Wednesday phone call.

“You’re on TV. You look very handsome,” he recounted the president telling him.

In a CNBC interview, Kudlow recalled an earlier phone conversation.

"He called me Sunday afternoon, I was up in Connecticut and had just finished playing tennis," Kudlow said. "And he was wonderful."

Kudlow insisted that, "my head is not turned easily."

"I don't want to sound sophomoric, but it was just a really good thing," he insisted.