National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn has resigned, the White House said Tuesday. He will “leave in the coming weeks,” The New York Times reported. Cohn was President Trump’s chief economic adviser, though he had differed with the president on a variety of issues, including Trump’s response to a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year and his surprise announcement of steep tariffs last week. Cohn “did a superb job in driving our agenda, helping to deliver historic tax cuts and reforms, and unleashing the American economy once again,” Trump said in a statement. Cohn’s departure follows last week’s announcement that Hope Hicks would step down as White House communications director in the latest high-profile exits from the Trump administration.
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