The economic reins of the Trump White House were up for grabs last week with the exit of Gary Cohn. Despite concerns from the right (and, ironically, the left) that the president’s appointment would signal a doubling down on trade protectionism, President Trump surprised his detractors by adding an all-star member to his Cabinet in Larry Kudlow.
Kudlow is a supply-side stalwart who will bring unique economic experience to Trump’s administration. He began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he worked in open-market operations and bank supervision. Quickly rising through the ranks, Kudlow eventually became the chief economist for Bear Stearns & Company after serving in the Executive Office of the President during the Reagan years. Today, he is a syndicated columnist and a frequent contributor to CNBC. Additionally, Kudlow is a founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, an organization that has played a critical role in educating the public on the benefits of supply-side policies.
Want more BFT? Leave us a voicemail on our page or follow us on Twitter @BFT_Podcast and Facebook @BluntForceTruthPodcast. We want to hear from you! There’s no better place to get the #BluntForceTruth.