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Donald Trump considers ex-Microsoft executive as top economic adviser

14 March 2018, 11:19 | Kelvin Horton

Donald Trump considers ex-Microsoft executive as top economic adviser

Donald Trump considers ex-Microsoft executive as top economic adviser

A White House spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about deregulation at the White House in Washington Thomson Reuters (Reuters) - Chris Liddell, a former executive at Microsoft Corp and General Motors Co, is under consideration to become U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, a White House official said on Sunday, confirming media reports.

Liddell is now the White House's director of strategic initiatives and is said to be a key ally of Jared Kushner in an administration rife with internal feuds.

Since joining the administration in early-2017, Mr Liddell has worked closely with Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, on efforts to streamline and update some government functions. The source said staffers are anxious about the direction of the White House's economic policy.

"Canada is exempt. Mexico is exempt".

"Trump has unconventional views on many issues". The TV analyst blasted Trump's decision to recently enact steel and aluminum tariffs but tampered his criticism, predicting that the tariffs will leave many US allies exempt.

"We don't agree on everything, but in this case, I think that's good". But Knight was uninterested, officials were quoted as saying. "He's one of the best economic voices out there for free-enterprise economics".

Trump has not made a firm decision, those briefed on the process said.

When the president signed an "America First" proclamation last week placing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, Navarro scored a pivotal victory for White House nationalists.

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