Trump: 'Many people' want to replace Cohn as top economic adviser

Trump: 'Many people' want to replace Cohn as top economic adviser
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President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE claimed Tuesday night that “many people” want to be his next chief economic adviser hours after Gary Cohn resigned from the position.

“Will be making a decision soon on the appointment of new Chief Economic Advisor. Many people wanting the job - will choose wisely!” Trump tweeted.

Cohn resigned earlier Tuesday amid a dispute with Trump over trade policy. Cohn had been trying to talk Trump out of a blanket 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports, but the president has remained committed to the plan.


During a joint press conference on Tuesday afternoon with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, the president told reporters that "everybody" wants to work in his White House, despite a recent string of exits by high-level aides.

"The White House has tremendous energy, it has tremendous spirit. It is a great place to be working. Many, many people want every single job," Trump said.

"I could take any position in the White House and I'll have a choice of the 10 top people having to do with that position, everybody wants to be there," he added.

White House communications director Hope HicksHope HicksThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan House panel probing Jan. 6 attack seeks Trump records UPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause MORE, communications official Josh Raffel and Cohn have all announced their resignations in the last week.