Trump Brings Republicans to Moment of Truth on Trade

Larry Kudlow

But Trump's protectionist policies and unpredictable approach to policymaking have made a once prestigious gig unpalatable for many. And we want to work with the administration to do that,"Ryan said".

Trump notoriously consumes hours of cable TV news every day, and he regularly live-tweets about stories he watches on the "Fox & Friends" morning program on Fox News.

Cohn has served in the Trump administration since the president was inaugurated in January previous year. Cohn previously indicated that he might resign if Trump followed through with the tariffs.

Liddell would fulfill Trump's desire to have his National Economic Council headed by a prominent business executive, the Times noted.

Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn at the White House in Washington, September 26, 2017.

Trump mentioned the possibility of tariffs on the campaign trail. Peter Navarro, a trade adviser to Trump who promoted the tariffs, has also been touted as a candidate for the top economic job, though he has said he is not in the running.

Cohn announced his resignation earlier this week after publicly disagreeing with Trump's decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

Cohn announced his departure as it became clear Trump would move ahead with the tariffs. "When he says 'why do we have had people from shithole countries, Africa and Haiti coming here to United States of America why can't they be from Norway?' let me see, some people are black other people are white - that's racist", Gutiérrez told the paper.

"We urge you to reconsider the idea of broad tariffs to avoid unintended negative consequences to the USA economy and its workers", 107 House Republicans wrote in a letter to Trump on Wednesday.

Losing policy disputes comes with the job, but the particulars of this loss revealed more about Trump's increasingly self-damaging style of managing his senior officials.

Europe and China lashed out against the president's tariff plan.

The trip will be Trump's first to California since taking office. They could also try to pass a veto-proof bill to block the tariffs from going into effect, although getting two-thirds support in both the House and Senate could prove very hard.

President Trump will visit San Diego next week to get a first-hand look at the border wall prototypes. He waited as tariff decision deadlines set by Ross ticked closer, and the White House turned its attention back to trade after deciding to table the divisive issue while it worked on health care and taxes.



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