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Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump's Top Economic Advisor, Resign Amid Tariff Dispute

Updated On 07 Mar, 2018 Published On

One after another, a lot of high-profile personalities have made their departure from the respected positions in the Trump's team. And now, it is Gary Cohn, US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, who is set to resign from the post, the White House said.

There are a lot of speculations regarding the supporter of free trade Gary's conflict with Trump for his plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump's Top Economic Advisor, Resign Amid Tariff Dispute

Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump's Top Economic Advisor, Resign Amid Tariff Dispute

Source: newsflash

According to the statement released by the White House, Gary said it had been "an honor to serve my country". Last year, 57-year-old Gary, who is the former president of the Goldman Sachs bank, had helped Trump to push through his sweeping tax reforms late.

Gary and Trump had never been believed to be close. Gary wasn't specific about the reasons as he said in a statement earlier,

It had been an honour to serve my country and enact pro-growth economic policies to benefit the American people, in particular the passage of historic tax reform.

The disagreement between Gray and Trump may have been the reason behind his departure. Other reasons would have been the possible impending trade tariff war and his issues with trade adviser Peter Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

As previously reported, Trump's 29-year-old surrogate daughter Hope Hicks, who has been working as the White House communications director, will leave the White House in the coming weeks.