Trump Loyalist Kudlow To Lead Economic Council


Conservative commentator Larry Kudlow on Wednesday accepted an offer from President Donald Trump to head the White House’s National Economic Council, the latest in a rapid series of firings and personnel changes that have roiled the administration.

The choice of Kudlow – a longtime TV analyst and generational peer – illustrates how Trump is increasingly looking to stack his inner circle with longtime loyalists after more than a year of frustration with aides and Cabinet officials who sought to temper his extemporaneous and combative style.

The hiring came a day after Trump abruptly fired via Twitter the secretary of state he disliked, Rex Tillerson, and announced his intent to replace him with a close confidant, CIA Director Mike Pompeo – part of a wave of departures and firings that have rocked the West Wing at the start of Trump’s second year.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post · Robert Costa, Josh Dawsey 




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