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Former Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell could be Trump's next top economic adviser

Former Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell could be Trump's next top economic adviser

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

Gutierrez told The Hill that recent departures from the Trump White House, the latest being economic adviser Gary Cohn, are going to leave the president all alone in Washington before too long. As Cohn joins Trump confidante Hope Hicks in the extraordinary rush for the White House exit door, the administration has failed to fill even half of the top jobs requiring Senate confirmation. The reaction of financial markets - in either shrugging off Cohn's departure or plunging in fear - will exert its own influence of what Trump does next. A longtime proponent of free trade, he believed the decision could jeopardize economic growth. The other is Lawrence Kudlow, an economic analyst at CNBC who has criticized those same tariffs.

He joined the Trump administration previous year and has worked closely with Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law and senior adviser. "He may be a globalist, but I still like him". Since the impact of the tariffs would be bad for American workers, that's a good thing.

The lawmaker added: "It kind of reminds me of Nixon all by himself ... crying with Kissinger ..."

Nope. Chinese metal imports to the United States are already heavily restricted.

Navarro made his name, in part, with scathing attack on Chinese trading policies, including a book entitled, Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action. As a presidential candidate, Trump had campaigned against NAFTA as a job-killing disaster that he said encouraged American companies to move factories to Mexico to exploit cheap labor. Trump recently declared that "trade wars are good, and easy to win".

Being forced to rule on the Trump tariffs "would put the WTO in a tough spot", DeBusk says. That has raised the possibility of whether Congress will block Trump's trade decisions.

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A successful president needs allies, and Trump has had them so far.

Congressional pressure instead might force Trump to revise his initial proposal to impose a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum.

Trump has hinted that he has accepted Navarro's position, since he can use the steel tariffs as a negotiating ploy to gain concessions from Canada and Mexico - two of the four largest steel exporters to the United States - on the renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement. He has allowed other countries easy means by which to exempt themselves.

Paradoxically, Wall Street can take some comfort on trade from Trump's freewheeling operating style. There's no question. In his own way, but you know what, he's a nationalist.

In one alleged example of haphazard policy-making, a report this week said the president raised the tariff rates for branding purposes, increasing them from the 24 and 7 per cent recommended by the Department of Commerce - because he wanted nice, round numbers.

"But Trump is anything but consistent and only barely has an economic philosophy", Collender said.