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Trump Believes Cohn Will Leave If Tariffs Instituted, Sources Say

  • President says turnover, debate are part of governing strategy
  • Economic adviser Cohn has mounted effort to thwart tariffs
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Republicans Push Back Against Trump Tariff Plan

President Donald Trump has told advisers that he believes economic adviser Gary Cohn will leave his White House job if Trump decides to go forward with tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, people familiar with the matter say.

Cohn has mounted a last-ditch effort, along with other administration officials and some Republican lawmakers, to head off steep tariffs that threaten to unleash a global trade war.