As expected, Pres. Trump named CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow director of his National Economic Council.
“Our Country will have many years of Great Economic & Financial Success, with low taxes, unparalleled innovation, fair trade and an ever expanding labor force leading the way!,” Trump tweeted this morning in naming Kudlow to the post, which does not require Senate confirmation.
“Larry is a thoughtful, tenacious and gracious gentleman who possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of markets, economics and public policy,” said CNBC Mark Hoffman, announcing Kudlow departure from the network. “Larry’s been part of the fabric of CNBC since our founding in 1989. We thank him for his many contributions and wish him well.”
Kudlow follows other TV personalities into the Administration, including former Fox News anchor Heather Nauert, who is now undersecretary of public diplomacy at the State Department, and Omarosa Manigault, who had been director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison.
Trump has considered Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle, twice, as White House Press Secretary; and former Fox News contributor and MSNBC host Monica Crowley had been appointed communications director for the NSC, but she bowed out before Trump took office.