Trump Hires Ricochet Contributor as Top Economic Advisor

 

The road to the White House goes through Ricochet. From Politico:

Larry Kudlow will be the next director of the National Economic Council, succeeding Gary Cohn as President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, a person close to the matter said on Wednesday.

Trump offered the job to Kudlow, a CNBC personality who has been a regular outside adviser to the president, over the phone Tuesday night while Kudlow was at dinner at Cipriani restaurant in Manhattan, the person said. Kudlow accepted.

During the call, Trump said he was seeing Kudlow’s photo on television and told him: “You’re looking handsome, Larry.”

I better spruce up my LinkedIn profile.

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  1. Inactive

    I’m pretty sure Kudlow doesn’t think tariffs are a good idea. Hopefully he can convince his economically illiterate new boss of that fact.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 11:21 AM PDT
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  2. Member

    They are both inflationists. Kudlow is embarrassing in this sense. He excuses everything the Fed does all the time. Larry is probably more creative and informed on how to pull it off, though.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 11:25 AM PDT
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  3. Coolidge

    Good.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 11:25 AM PDT
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  4. Coolidge

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Trump Hires Ricochet Contributor as Top Economic Advisor

    Does that make us co-conspirators in Trump-Russia collusion? Should I prepare my testimony for Mr. Mueller?

    • #4
    • March 14, 2018, at 11:25 AM PDT
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  5. Member

    I guess all of that praising of Trump during the primaries that half of us thought was ludicrous finally paid off.

    • #5
    • March 14, 2018, at 11:27 AM PDT
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  6. Thatcher

    Da, tovarich.

    • #6
    • March 14, 2018, at 11:28 AM PDT
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  7. Podcaster

    “The road to the White House goes through Ricochet. ”

    So, I’m still in the running for Comms Director? Cool.

    • #7
    • March 14, 2018, at 11:29 AM PDT
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  8. Member

    So what you are telling me is that we won’t have any more Kudlow appearances on Ricochet anymore. Doesn’t seem worth the trade.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 11:35 AM PDT
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  9. Member

    Congratulations to Mr. Kudlow – I hope he does a great job – so many changes on so many levels, and much needed. Interesting way to get a job…..a phone call from the President while you’re eating in a restaurant? Wonder if he ordered some cake and champagne after that call!

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    • March 14, 2018, at 11:36 AM PDT
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    Valiuth (View Comment):
    So what you are telling me is that we won’t have any more Kudlow appearances on Ricochet anymore. Doesn’t seem worth the trade.

    They just might get more interesting….

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    • March 14, 2018, at 11:36 AM PDT
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  11. Thatcher

    Larry Kudlow, Kevin Hassett and Mick Mulvaney.

    James Mattis, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley and H.R. McMaster (maybe John Bolton?).

    Some New York liberal this Trump guy is.

    Kudlow has just the right gentlemanly capitalist swagger and Reaganite common sense.

    Perfect, perfect pick!

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    • March 14, 2018, at 11:39 AM PDT
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  12. Thatcher

    TheSockMonkey (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Trump Hires Ricochet Contributor as Top Economic Advisor

    Does that make us co-conspirators in Trump-Russia collusion? Should I prepare my testimony for Mr. Mueller?

    Vat did you know, und ven did you know it? Mr. Monkey, you’re looking at hard time . . .

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    • March 14, 2018, at 11:39 AM PDT
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  13. Thatcher

    Congratulations to Larry! I’m so happy, I want to bear his children. Unfortunately, the operation isn’t scheduled for months . . .

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    • March 14, 2018, at 11:41 AM PDT
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  14. Member

    Kudlow worked for Reagan when Reagan directed Paul Volker to kill off inflation no matter what the political cost. Then he went to CNBC and radio and he became a creature of the financial system. He never cared one wit about any asset bubble. I’m not saying he won’t improve things, or maybe even improve things a lot, but those are the facts.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 11:43 AM PDT
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  15. Thatcher

    Joe P (View Comment):
    I guess all of that praising of Trump during the primaries that half of us thought was ludicrous finally paid off.

    Well, we thought it was ludicrous then. But what did Kudlow contend? That Trump was a “pretty conservative guy” and was the only candidate who could beat Clinton and the media.

    In retrospect, are we supposed to view that as ludicrous or remarkably accurate and more than a little gutsy?

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    • March 14, 2018, at 11:45 AM PDT
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  16. Member

    A just reward for an extended period of support for Trump. They are good buddies. That’s politics.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 12:19 PM PDT
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  17. Member

    Kudlow is a bit too much of a monetarist for my taste but at least he isn’t a Keynesian. He’ll be better than some of the younger hot shot economists who have yet to learn that they don’t really know as much as they think.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 12:35 PM PDT
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  18. Thatcher

    Congratulations. And as someone newly unemployed…If hes looking for a political legbreaker I am available. I could totally staff out most of his administration and I wont leak to the washington post like Reince did.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 12:39 PM PDT
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  19. Inactive

    Why Politico? Why not just get your news from genereefereferee?

    :-)

    Don’t hate. It’s all in good fun.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 1:21 PM PDT
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  20. Contributor

    That’s only because I turned it down, in the hopes that I’ll soon be getting the SecDef post.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 1:27 PM PDT
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  21. Coolidge

    Kevin Creighton (View Comment):
    That’s only because I turned it down, in the hopes that I’ll soon be getting the SecDef post.

    ATF.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 1:35 PM PDT
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  22. Member

    This is very good news. But I wonder how long it’ll be before he hears “YOU’RE FIRED.”

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    • March 14, 2018, at 1:41 PM PDT
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  23. Member

    “I better spruce up my LinkedIn profile.”

    Don’t forget to go back and delete all those naysaying predictions and misreadings of all things Trumpian.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 2:50 PM PDT
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    Franco (View Comment):
    “I better spruce up my LinkedIn profile.”

    Don’t forget to go back and delete all those naysaying predictions and misreadings of all things Trumpian.

    I’m saving mine for the midterms.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 3:14 PM PDT
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    Quake Voter (View Comment):

    Joe P (View Comment):
    I guess all of that praising of Trump during the primaries that half of us thought was ludicrous finally paid off.

    Well, we thought it was ludicrous then. But what did Kudlow contend? That Trump was a “pretty conservative guy” and was the only candidate who could beat Clinton and the media.

    In retrospect, are we supposed to view that as ludicrous or remarkably accurate and more than a little gutsy?

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with tariffs before I answer that.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 4:03 PM PDT
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  26. Inactive

    Kudlow will be better than Cohn. However, now that the tax cuts are done, what is he going to do. From what I can tell, all Kudlow cares about is tax cuts.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 4:24 PM PDT
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  27. Thatcher

    Joe P (View Comment):

    Quake Voter (View Comment):

    Joe P (View Comment):
    I guess all of that praising of Trump during the primaries that half of us thought was ludicrous finally paid off.

    Well, we thought it was ludicrous then. But what did Kudlow contend? That Trump was a “pretty conservative guy” and was the only candidate who could beat Clinton and the media.

    In retrospect, are we supposed to view that as ludicrous or remarkably accurate and more than a little gutsy?

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with tariffs before I answer that.

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with the cabinet.

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with the actual court appointments.

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens when Ivanka objects to environmental reforms and a Paris pullout.

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with Trump’s fealty to Putin.

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with Trump’s promise to destroy ISIS.

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with the movement of our embassy to Jerusalem.

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with repealing two regulations for every regulation enacted.

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with that 20% corporate rate.

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with repealing the insurance mandate.

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with Trump supporting a major entitlement reform.

    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with Trump proposing a massive new childcare entitlement.

    When Trump’s trade war turns out to be a politically motivated set of tariffs smaller than Bush’s with massive exemptions, what’s next on the list, Joe?

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    • March 14, 2018, at 4:50 PM PDT
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    Quake Voter (View Comment):
    I’ll wait until we see what finally happens with Trump’s fealty to Putin.

    LOL

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    • March 14, 2018, at 4:53 PM PDT
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  29. Thatcher

    Hey as one of thew people who predicted he would win a few days before the election, I feel I am already ahead of most people around Trump.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 4:53 PM PDT
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    EJHill (View Comment):
    “The road to the White House goes through Ricochet. ”

    So, I’m still in the running for Comms Director? Cool.

    If there is a God.

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    • March 14, 2018, at 4:57 PM PDT
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