CNBC’s Larry Kudlow is the leading contender as Pres. Trump’s top economic adviser.
The news was first reported by Kudlow’s CNBC colleague Jim Cramer.
Kudlow was previously considered for the job as chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers following Trump’s election, but Trump selected Gary Cohn instead. Cohn resigned last week following Trump’s decision to increase tariffs for steel and aluminium.
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Kudlow has been a part of CNBC for its entire 28-year history. He and Cramer co-hosted a show together in the early 2000s called Kudlow & Cramer. The two split in 2005 as Cramer went on to host Mad Money, and Kudlow began hosting Kudlow & Company, which became The Kudlow Report, before it went off the air in 2014. Since then, Kudlow has been CNBC’s senior contributor.