ibusinesslines.com March 18, 2018

Donald Trump considers ex-Microsoft executive as top economic adviser

14 March 2018, 11:19 | Kelvin Horton

Christopher Liddell Is Front-Runner to Become Trump's Top Economic Adviser

Trump: Outgoing Economic Adviser Is 'A Globalist, But I Still Like Him'

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.

Other News

Trending Now

Jim Bowen, Bullseye host and comedian, dies aged 80
Jim was also a stand-up comedian and school headmaster before becoming a household name hosting Bullseye from 1981 for 14 years. Did Jim Bowen have previous health issues? His most popular catchphrase was super, smashing, great '.

Margot Robbie in talks to play Sharon Tate in new Tarantino film
Dalton is played by Robbie's Wolf of Wall Street costar, Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio . Tarantino's previous films were released by Miramax and later The Weinstein Company.

Avalon Advisors LLC Has Increased Its Coca (KO) Position
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This piece was originally published by The Lincolnian Online and is owned by of The Lincolnian Online. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.01.

Fox Wants To Revive 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' With Joss Whedon
We can only imagine where Buffy would pick up 20 years on. "When Joss decides it's time, we'll do it", Newman explains. Whedon has expressed interest in continuing Buffy's story in the past, and even hinted at how he might do that.

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for snow for Kent
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the Island between midnight on Saturday and midnight on Sunday. Cold air is moving our way from Europe and it will see temperatures plunge this weekend.

'Whiteout': Third brutal winter storm blasts New England
Majority lost their service during the storm, but some haven't had power since the first destructive nor'easter roared in March 2. Snowfall rates reached 3 inches per hour at times and, combined with strong sustained winds, led to whiteout conditions.

US Court Upholds Most Of Texas Law To Punish 'Sanctuary Cities'
So-called sanctuary cities often do not use municipal funds or resources to enforce federal immigration laws. That case was filed March 6 in federal court in Sacramento, the state capital.