Report: Trump to Pick Kevin Hassett to Head Council of Economic Advisers

While Democrats have been doing their best to prevent President Donald J. Trump and his administration from implementing his conservative agenda, the president is pushing forward.

At every turn, the left has tried to block every single one of President Trump’s cabinet nominees, with little to no success, but that hasn’t stopped Democrats from obstructing this administration.

Well, President Trump’s latest reported nomination is likely to drive Democrats crazy. The president is reportedly going to select conservative economist Kevin Hassett to lead the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

From Politico:

The selection of Hassett, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and strong advocate for a corporate tax cut, would come after a long wait for the president to pick someone to lead an office that will play a key role in crafting economic projections for the administration’s tax and budget plans.

Hassett, if nominated and confirmed, would work closely with National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn as the administration rolls out its corporate tax reform proposal in the coming weeks and prepares a budget. Unlike in the Obama administration, the CEA chair will not be a member of the president’s Cabinet, which some view as reflecting Trump’s distaste for academic economists.

Hassett’s name has been high on the list for weeks. The administration could still decide to change course and pick someone else, and the exact timing of an announcement remains unknown. Others, including commentator Larry Kudlow, have been said to be close to getting the CEA job only to see their names fall off the list.

Hassett’s support for reducing the corporate tax rate, and overall tax reform, is likely to anger many liberals who want to see corporations and job creators pay even more in taxes than they already do. Hassett has a strong conservative economic record, and his pro-business views should be a warmly received by Republicans in Congress who have wanted tackle tax reform for years.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump pledged major tax reform, and Hassett will be a valuable resource in achieving this policy objective.

Do you think Kevin Hassett would be a solid choice to lead the White House Counsel of Economic Advisers? Share your thoughts below! 


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