>> Yeah, they'll be people, I'm not gonna be specific, but they'll be people that change. They always change.>> Another big change at the White House on Tuesday, this time it's the president's top economic advisor Gary Cohn who's resigning. The latest in a series of bombshell departures from the Trump Administration.
The newest high-profile exit comes after Trump's abrupt announcement to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Cohn opposed that policy. Reuters' correspondent Andy Sullivan is in Washington.>> Cohn was always an odd fit for Trump's populous worldview. He was a Wall Street banker and a registered Democrat, and he nearly left the administration last year after Trump's racially charged remarks after the Charlottesville neo-Nazi riots.
However, he hung in there, helped Trump get his tax cuts passed through Congress, but he came out on the losing end of this decision to raise tariffs on steel and aluminum. Look for Trump to take a more confrontational approach in issues like NAFTA negotiation, and other tariffs. He seems to be welcoming a trade war without Cohn in the White House there's fewer voices to argue against it.
>> I read where, gee, maybe people don't want to work for Trump and believe me, everybody wants to work in the White House.>> Cohn's departure will almost certainly rattle investor confidence. The US dollar sank after the news of his exit on Tuesday. Last year, the mere threat of Cohn leaving the White House after the protests in Charlottesville sent US stocks plunging.
The White House staff turnover is so chaotic, a source told Reuters last month that Trump had considered Cohn to replace embattled White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Now Cohn has no role in the administration. In a statement Cohn said quote, I am grateful to the President for giving me this opportunity and wish him and the Administration great success in the future.