Karen DeYoung, Greg Jaffe, John Hudson and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post Published 4:04 pm PST, Monday, March 4, 2019 National security adviser John Bolton walks back to the West Wing in January. National security adviser John Bolton walks back to the West Wing in January. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford. Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 National security adviser John Bolton walks back to the West Wing in January. National security adviser John Bolton walks back to the West Wing in January. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford. John Bolton, single-minded advocate, puts his stamp on National Security Council 1 / 3 … [Read more...] about John Bolton, single-minded advocate, puts his stamp on National Security Council
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Andrew Mayeda and Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg Published 10:30 am PDT, Friday, July 27, 2018 In declaring that the U.S. economy has entered a new era of faster growth, President Donald Trump is dismissing signals from financial markets and the outlook of economists from Wall Street to the Federal Reserve. Flanked by his top economic advisers, Trump delivered remarks on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday to celebrate a report that the economy expanded in the second quarter at the fastest pace in four years. He said the economy is on track to reach an annual growth rate of more than 3 percent. "These numbers are very, very sustainable. This isn't a one-time shot," he said. "Everywhere we look we are seeing the effects of the American economic miracle." Investors don't seem as impressed. The dollar fell, stocks were little changed and Treasuries gained Friday after the Commerce Department reported that gross domestic product grew 4.1 percent, slightly short of the … [Read more...] about Trump’s American economic `miracle’ may have already peaked
By Charles Gasparino , Lydia Moynihan Published July 23, 2018 Business Leaders FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Larry Kudlow: The war against success is over National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow on the economic impact of the tax reform legislation. White House economic advisers are spreading the word that second-quarter GDP, out Friday, may surpass 4% - the first time growth has hit or exceeded that number since the third quarter of 2014, FOX Business has learned. Continue Reading Below Ahead of the data, Trump administration officials are preparing a major victory lap and plan to use the strong data points as proof that the president’s economic policies of lower taxes and deregulation have reversed years of economic malaise that followed the financial crisis and President Barack Obama’s fiscal agenda, according to people close to the White House. More From FOXBusiness.com... Home sales are … [Read more...] about US economic growth nears 5%; time to celebrate?
Shahira Knight will replace Marc Short as White House legislative affairs director, Politico reported. Knight, who was most recently a deputy director of the National Economic Council, is a top economic adviser to President Donald Trump, and played a central role in guiding the Republican tax bill through Congress that was signed in 2017, according to The Hill. She had announced that she was leaving to take a job at the Clearing House, a banking policy and lobbying group, but agreed to stay on longer after National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow's recent heart attack. Since then, Knight had been in discussion to take over from Short, the website reported. Short, whose last day is Friday, had sought to block Knight's selection for the job, White House officials said, The Wall Street Journal reported. "Marc was an integral part of the White House staff. We will miss his profound expertise, commitment to the taxpayers, and leadership," said White House chief of … [Read more...] about Trump Economic Adviser to Become Legislative Affairs Director
WASHINGTON — The White House has announced that economic aide Shahira Knight will become President Donald Trump's new director of legislative affairs. She replaces Marc Short, who is leaving the White House. Knight was instrumental in formulating and winning passage of the GOP's tax reform law last year. She was the deputy to former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, who left the White House early this year. Short worked for Vice President Mike Pence and a group affiliated with the conservative Koch Brothers' political operation, before entering the White House. The staff change marks the latest shakeup to the West Wing. Trump's administration has set records for turnover of senior officials, with more than 60 percent of those with the title of assistant to the president departing in the first 18 months. … [Read more...] about White House taps economic aide for legislative post