The White House announced Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn has handed in his walking papers this afternoon. Cohn and Trump has fallen out multiple times during Cohn’s tenure as economic adviser, including over comments Trump made after white supremacist injured dozens and killed a woman in Charlottesville. Cohn managed to find a way to continue to work for Trump after his anger at Trump’s comments, but the straw that broke the camel’s back for Cohn was Trump’s decision to implement steel and aluminum tariffs on imports. A move that instantly sent the stock market into a heavy dive. Cohn’s departure is more evidence of a White House in scandal fueled chaos. A claim Trump strongly denied on Twitter early this morning.
“Gary has been my chief economic adviser and did a superb job in driving our agenda, helping to deliver historic tax cuts and reforms and unleashing the American economy once again. He is a rare talent, and I thank him for his dedicated service to the American people.” Donald Trump said in a statement.