Trump considering ex-Microsoft executive Chris Liddell as top economic adviser


With his chief ideological rival, Gary Cohn, now headed for the exit, Navarro and his protectionist trade policies are taking center stage as President Donald Trump prepares to impose the steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that Navarro has long championed. Navarro later said he was not on Trump's shortlist.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Trump takes input from a "diverse set of viewpoints", but added that "he knows it was his name on the ballot and he controls timing, content and tone". There's no question. In his own way, but you know what, he's a nationalist.

The Hill gave Gutierrez an opportunity to walk back the statement- but he doubled down instead.

"I think there is a good chance that we will nullify them, at least if I had it my way, because I just don't see it personally", Senator Hatch said.

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Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said he had expressed Japanese concern to Lighthizer and warned of major market disruption. The new tariffs will take effect in 15 days, with America's neighbors indefinitely spared "to see if we can make the deal", Mr.

Cohn was in the middle of a major policy dispute inside the Trump administration over trade policy.

A White House spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump, in a move last week that surprised many of his top advisers, called for stiff tariffs on the import of steel and aluminum.

Trump is expected to sign tariffs on steel and aluminum later Thursday.

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White House officials briefed members of the press on some of the details of the plan hours before briefing members of Congress, which had some lawmakers asking reporters for information about the plan yesterday afternoon.

Former Carter Holt Harvey chief executive Chris Liddell is being considered by the president for the role of director of the National Economic Council, according to a report in the New York Times which has been picked up by other media. American consumers will absorb much of the cost of Trump's tariffs, but American workers will lose out as well. "He's not quite as strong on those tariffs".

President Trump said that Mr Cohn had "helped to deliver historic tax cuts and reforms" and he thanked him for his service.

But Mr. Moon's persistence suddenly appears to be paying off. Mr. Trump's head-spinning decision to accept an invitation to meet with Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, amounts to a remarkable diplomatic coup for Mr. Moon, who engineered the rapprochement in a whirlwind of diplomacy that began at the Winter Olympics last month and gained momentum faster than perhaps even he had anticipated. "It undermines the benefits that the new tax law provides and runs counter to our goal of advancing pro-growth trade policies that will keep America competitive in the 21st century global economy".

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On Thursday, Trump signed two tariff proclamations to erect a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff aluminum imports. Trump is scheduled to take the stage at 7 Moon Township , Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh.