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Fri May 19, 2017, 05:21 PM

White House expected to reassign economic adviser amid internal tension

Source: Politico



By ANDREW RESTUCCIA and NAHAL TOOSI 05/19/2017 02:56 PM EDT

The White House is expected to soon reassign a top official on the National Economic Council amid internal tension among President Donald Trump’s aides, two administration officials told POLITICO.

Kenneth Juster, the NEC’s deputy director and an adviser to Trump on international economic affairs, is expected to be removed from the council “imminently,” one administration official said, though it’s unclear where he will land.

“He is not long for the White House. I know he is going to be reassigned,” the administration official said. “He is not going to be here long. The question is where will he go. That’s the only reason he’s not gone already is they’re trying to find him an alternate position.”

Two officials said Juster had been involved in disagreements within the administration between the so-called “globalists” and “nationalists” at the White House. That tension has prominently played out between NEC director Gary Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs executive and registered Democrat, and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who helped shape Trump's nationalistic rhetoric during the campaign.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/19/kenneth-juster-economic-council-reassign-238613

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Fri May 19, 2017, 05:36 PM

1. The warring schools of economics will never be at peace

It's a complex subject, and what works in one period does not work in another,
because the world is complicated. Add politicians trying to gain power and you
have a real mess. Outside the US, it's more recognized as political economy. Here
we are taught it's a cold, factual science. Hah to that one.

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Fri May 19, 2017, 06:59 PM

2. "they're trying to find him an alternate position"?

What they should do is find "an alternate position" for that asshole Bannon!

K&R

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