UPDATE: Trump says he’s picking Kudlow! — CNBC personality the top contender for Gary Cohn’s old job

As you all know Gary Cohn resigned as Trump’s chief economic advisor after Trump the protectionist route on trade tariffs for steel and aluminum.

It’s being reported today that the leading contender for Cohn’s job is longtime CNBC host Larry Kudlow:

Here’s Cramer explaining this on CNBC this morning:

UPDATE: According to CNN Trump has already told people that he’s picking Kudlow:

President Donald Trump told people Monday that he has settled on Larry Kudlow to replace Gary Cohn as the new director of the White House’s National Economic Council, according to a source familiar with his conversations.

The President is known to change his mind at the last minute — and decisions are rarely final until they have been formally announced — but this is his thinking on Cohn’s replacement as of Monday.

The White House did not respond to request for comment on whether a final offer has been made and accepted.

Here’s video:

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