Trump Will Name Larry Kudlow as Top Economic Adviser

President Trump has chosen Larry Kudlow, a CNBC television commentator who has served as an informal economic adviser to him, to be the next director of the National Economic Council.

Mr. Kudlow will assume the role of Mr. Trump’s top economic adviser, replacing Gary D. Cohn, who said he would resign after losing a battle over the president’s longstanding desire to impose large tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said in a statement that Mr. Kudlow had been offered the job and that the administration would "work to have an orderly transition."

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