Trump's TARIFF WAR nudges COHN to WH exit (after losing battle over tariffs)

Jul 2015
Gary has been rumored for weeks (maybe a couple of months now--many have already left, others still rumored, it's hard to keep up) to leave! Apparently he's only been staying around BECAUSE he wanted to keep Trump FROM imposing tariffs. Trump pulled this shit to move attention away, undoubtedly, from the WORST avalanche of presidential news cycles of graft, collusion, corruption and DEAD CHILDREN in any period at anytime in US history.

But Mueller just keeps on plugging along!

Trump’s tariff war nudges Cohn toward White House exit

The president's top economic adviser lost a battle to prevent the imposition of steep tariffs pushed by protectionist advisers.

03/01/2018 04:50 PM EST
Updated 03/01/2018 08:01 PM EST

Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, nearly quit last summer following the president’s comments about a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia. | Alex Wong/Getty Images

Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, has been rumored to be on the brink of leaving the White House for months but stayed for one main reason: to stop the president from imposing steep tariffs.

By Thursday afternoon, Cohn had lost the fight.

In a meeting with steel industry executives, Trump announced plans for a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports.

The decision came after a frantic 24 hours in which Cohn and others tried to talk Trump off the ledge. At one point, aides were sure Trump would make the announcement. Then they said he wouldn’t. Finally, sitting alongside steel executives, he did....