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Trump picks TV economist for top economic post

Larry Kudlow served in Ronald Reagan’s White House administration.

President Donald Trump plans to name a television economic analyst as his most senior economic adviser.

Administration officials said Mr Trump had offered the job to CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow.

He will replace Gary Cohn, who announced last week he would step down as director of the National Economic Council after he opposed the president’s plans for new trade tariffs.

Mr Trump told reporters on Tuesday he was “looking at Larry Kudlow very strongly”.

Mr Kudlow is CNBC’s senior contributor and was previously the host of CNBC’s prime-time The Kudlow Report.

He served in the Office of Management and Budget during President Ronald Reagan’s administration.

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