Gary Cohn, strong opponent of tariff plan, resigns as Trump’s chief economic adviser

Gary Cohn, strong opponent of tariff plan, resigns as Trump’s chief economic adviser
Gary Cohn, ready for his get-away. (Image: Screen grab of Fox News video)

[Ed. – The media, for obvious reasons, are all reporting this as an indicator that Trump will forge ahead with the tariff plan.  The odds do seem better than 50/50.  If Trump is hoping to get China to reduce tariffs more than a token amount, he will have to see this through.  But his goal may actually be to impose the tariffs, in the belief that doing so protects U.S. jobs and industry.  Not the perspective I favor, but also not as bad as the open season on the American worker declared by Obama.]

White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn has resigned from President Donald Trump’s administration.

The former Goldman Sachs president and free trade advocate Cohn, whose departure date will come in a few weeks, decided to quit after Trump announced he would impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. …

Cohn clashed with Trump’s protectionist advisors on the issue of tariffs. …

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An Axios reporter Thursday reported via Twitter that last Thursday Trump canceled a meeting that Cohn arranged for him with companies that use steel and aluminum in their products, in an effort to dissuade the president from imposing the tariffs.

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