CNBC’s Cramer Says Colleague Larry Kudlow is Leader to Replace Cohn: Trump ‘Likes What He Hears’ on TV


Earlier, we posted about President Donald Trump reportedly calling his Fox & Friend Pete Hegseth to talk about veterans’ issues.

Now, as if we needed more evidence to drive home the point that the fastest way to get Donald Trump’s attention is to appear on cable news, a new report says that the president has zeroed in on a CNBC fixture to replace Gary Cohn as his economic advisor.

According to CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Larry Kudlow is the leading contender to replace Cohn in the key economic role.

“I think he has the inside track,” Cramer said.

Cramer reports that Trump is set to pick Kudlow despite the fact that the CNBC contributor strongly opposes Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum and is “the ultimate free trader.”

Why? It’s because he’s seen him on TV.

“The president, I believe, is listening to Larry Kudlow on our air and likes what he hears,” Cramer said.

Watch above, via CNBC.

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