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 John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid 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 Charlotte HicksSenate intel leaders said Trump associates may have presented misleading testimony during Russia probe: report Cuomo turned down Trump invitation to participate in April press briefing: report Trump shakes up White House communications team MORE, communications official Josh Raffel and Cohn have all announced their resignations in the last week.