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Eh, could be worse

By MEGAN McARDLE The Washington Post

This article was published March 8, 2018 at 2:54 a.m.

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The imminent departure of White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, seen on Jan. 23, leaves the White House without a financial heavyweight that business executives and foreign leaders believed had served as a counter to Trump's protectionist impulses.

There was never much danger that Gary Cohn was going to dethrone Alexander Hamilton from the position of "most revered presidential economic adviser." When he was, for a time, up for the job of chairing the Federal Reserve, Bloomberg Businessweek said that would have been like "a bulldog guiding an institution of eggheads." That, as well as anything, gives you a sense of Cohn's personality.

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BoudinMan says... March 8, 2018 at 7:48 a.m.

To his credit, Cohn nearly resigned after trump defended the Nazi's in C'ville. And he was dead set against this fomenting a war with tariffs. It seems that his time in the swamp that trump never intended to drain was predicated on the tax cut to million/billionaires. Mission accomplished.

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