Trump appoints Larry Kudlow as his top Economic Adviser

Trump, intent on delivering his promises to shred or renegotiate U.S. trade deals and crack down on trade practices he deems unfair, nominated the business-friendly Larry Kudlow as the top Economic Adviser and official announcements are sighted to take place as soon as Thursday after Kudlow was reported to have accepted the position on Tuesday night.

Kudlow, who is 70 years will replace Gary Cohn, who had advocated for free trade and generally opposed tariffs and had been fired by Trump earlier this month amid disagreements around geopolitical affairs such as Iran and about tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

"We don't agree on everything, but in this case I think that's good," Trump was reported saying. "I want to have different opinions. We agree on most. He now has come around to believing in tariffs as a negotiating point."

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