Trump's economic adviser quits over tariffs

Jeannie Matthews
March 12, 2018

Trump wouldn't say exactly what was coming, but he stressed: "Hopefully, you will give me credit".

Cohn has served in the Trump administration since the president was inaugurated in January previous year.

Some business groups are mulling court challenges, but experts say any challenge could be hard because Trump is invoking a 1962 law that gives him sweeping authority to impose tariffs for national security reasons.

It came less than a week after Trump announced that he would be implementing 25 percent and 10 percent tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, respectively.

While the term globalist can refer to a person who advocates for economic and foreign policy in relation to developments throughout the rest of the world, the terms is more widely considered an anti-Semitic dog whistle.

"He's smart and Trump likes him", said Moore.

Chris Liddell, 59, has earned respect at the White House for his work on projects like information technology modernization and electronic health records.

Trump has hinted that he has accepted Navarro's position, since he can use the steel tariffs as a negotiating ploy to gain concessions from Canada and Mexico - two of the four largest steel exporters to the U.S. - on the renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement.

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For now, Trump agreed to exempt, Canada and Mexico and held out the possibility of later excluding allies like Australia. MARTIN: We'll have to wait and see what the outcome is and what these effects are when that actually takes place.

Hours before Cohn's resignation was announced Tuesday, Trump set a "line in the sand" asking Cohn if he would support the tariffs-and Cohn did not answer, a White House official and an outside adviser to the president told Fox News.

Regardless of the policy implications of tariff proposals, the Times' reporting failed to show that Trump's proposal is consistent with Ryan's criteria. "I am grateful to the president for giving me this opportunity and wish him and the administration great success in the future". Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary, resigned after spousal abuse allegations.

"We urge you to reconsider the idea of broad tariffs to avoid unintended negative consequences to the USA economy and its workers", 107 House Republicans wrote in a letter to Trump on Wednesday.

Ross offered an olive branch, claiming, contrary to the statements of his White House colleagues earlier in the week, that Trump could agree to tariff carve outs for Canada, Mexico and perhaps others.

But will Navarro make it to become White House chief economics adviser?

Advisers argue that tales of Trump's freelancing are exaggerated and that in many cases - as with tariffs - he is following through on long-stated promises.

Peter Navarro, a protectionist who has pushed for the steep tariffs on steel and aluminum the White House plans to announce soon, has been floated as a potential replacement, although one source close to the White House said Navarro leading the NEC would roil the West Wing. Navarro was originally appointed head of a newly created National Trade Council; then head of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, reporting to Cohn.

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