Trump confirms Kudlow pick as White House economic adviser

Trump confirms Kudlow pick as White House economic adviser
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President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE confirmed on Thursday that he had tapped conservative commentator Larry Kudlow to serve as his White House economic adviser.

"Larry Kudlow will be my Chief Economic Advisor as Director of the National Economic Council," Trump tweeted. "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!"

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The White House had previously said Wednesday that Trump had chosen Kudlow to replace former economic adviser Gary Cohn, who resigned earlier this month over disagreements with Trump on a plan to impose tariffs.

Kudlow accepted the president's offer in a telephone call Monday night.