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>> I'm looking at Larry Kudlow very strongly>> US President, Donald Trump, on Tuesday, signaled that CNBC commentator, Larry Kudlow, is the front runner to become top economic adviser at The White House. A long time friend and early supporter of Trump's>> Excellent decision by the President.>> Kudlow would fill the vacancy left by the resignation of veteran Wall Street banker, Gary Cohn.
Reuter's breaking views columnist, Rob Cox.>> Larry Kudlow is a great commuicator, full stop. He comes from a tradition that's sort of the, you might say supply side economic thinking, but it's still relatively main stream. He's a free trader, he's even come out against the aluminum and steel tariffs.
So what you get with Larry is no surprises.>> Kudlow, a former Wall Street economist, also held a number of government roles, including as member of the Office of Management and Budget under former President Ronald Reagan. The broader challenge for Trump, says Cox is finding suitable candidates among an ever shrinking talent pool, given the record setting pace of turnover at the White House.
>> I've talked to a number of talented individuals, including people who's names have come up for possible White House jobs who say to me, look what's the point? I'm not going to be influential, like Gary Cohn, who wasn't really influential on the tariffs debate. And at the end of the day, I might just get fired ignominiously on Twitter the way it seems Rex Tillerson, virtually was fired.
>> So, why would 70 year old Kudlow leave a seemingly well-paid influential job for a White House in flux?>> This is an opportunity for him to kinda do something, at the twilight of his career. The opportunity to go in and work for the White House is part of your patriotic duty.
I'd imagine that Larry feels that way.>> When contacted by Reuters, Kudlow declined to comment.>> Replace Gary Cohn, and what their view is.