A new name has popped up on Trump’s economic team. Larry Kudlow is likely to get a spot.
According to a Trump economic adviser, Kudlow a CNBC contributor and radio host is now a top contender to serve as President Elect Trump’s as the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Stephen Moore told a Washington based radio station, “I have some interesting news for you, I think Larry Kudlow will be the next chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers. We’re bringing in really good people.”
It seems only to be a rumor now but it’s buzzing. Moore added, “I love the appointments that Trump is making…We’re talking about people who are making real change.”
Kudlow had previously hinted that he was in informal discussions with the presidential transition team. He said, “If a president asks you to serve, it’s very hard to turn a president down. I’m a patriot. I worked at OMB many years ago and we’ll see what happens.”
Kudlow was a chief economist and senior managing director at investment bank Bear Sterns, staff economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and served as an associate director for economics and planning in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Reagan administration, before being a conservative commentator. Earlier this year, he had also considered a run for Senate in either Connecticut or New York.
He wears a flag pin and that always catches my eye.