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Cohn’s Exit Leaves Hard-Liners Ascendant in Trump White House

  • Economic adviser departing after a showdown over tariffs
  • Wilbur Ross, Peter Navarro expected to gain influence on trade
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Gary Cohn’s departure from the White House is a victory for the protectionists and immigration hawks who have sought to push President Donald Trump to fully embrace their views.

The former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. president said Tuesday he would resign after what had become a bitter and personal dispute within the White House over Trump’s plan to slap steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. His departure is a victory for figures who have sought to expunge the Trump administration of advocates for free trade and globalization, principles that have long been a hallmark of the Washington establishment.