Another WH Official Quits On The Same Day Trump Claimed ‘Everyone Wants To Work In The White House’
Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn called it quits on Tuesday after losing the fight over tariffs on steel and aluminum with the president.
According to The New York Times, Cohn’s resignation comes weeks after Trump was hinting at making the economic adviser his chief of staff as tensions with Gen. John Kelly, who currently holds the position, grows.
Cohn’s resignation is quite ironic as Trump claimed earlier on Tuesday that “everyone wants to work in the White House.”
“I am grateful to the president for giving me this opportunity and wish him and the administration great success in the future,” Cohn said in the joint statement with the president and chief of staff.
Trump also called Cohn a “rare talent” and thanked him for his “dedicated service.”
According to sources inside the White House who spoke with the Times, “there was no single factor” leading Cohn to make the decision. Cohn had hinted about leaving the White House back in August after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia where Trump referred to neo-nazis as “very fine people.”