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Here Are the Names Circulating to Replace Gary Cohn

  • Departure of top economic aide was announced Tuesday
  • Goldman Sachs’s Donovan, adviser Hassett among candidates
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Navarro Says White House Has 'Deep Bench' to Replace Cohn

The White House is weighing contenders to succeed Gary Cohn as President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, and names circulating include Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Jim Donovan, Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett, and trade adviser Peter Navarro, people familiar with the matter said.

Cohn’s departure, announced Tuesday, came as the president decided to move forward with a plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports -- a move long opposed by Cohn and promoted by Navarro. The move signaled a victory for protectionist voices within the West Wing.