washington - US President Donald Trump has chosen TV commentator and economic analyst Larry Kudlow as the new economic top advisor to the White House, US media reported Wednesday. Kudlow replaces the recently rescued Gary Cohn.
CNBC said that the announcement of the decision by Trump could come on Thursday. White House spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, told reporters that Trump spoke to Kudlow (70) on Tuesday, but she did not want to confirm whether he had offered him the job. Kudlow himself said that Trump had offered him the job and that he had accepted it.
The appointment of Kudlow as director of the National Economic Council is no big surprise. Trump told reporters Tuesday that Kudlow, a Republican who served as an economic adviser to former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and also worked on Wall Street, had a 'big chance' to replace Cohn.