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After Defeating Cohn, Trump’s Trade Warrior Is on the Rise Again

  • Peter Navarro regains president’s ear after being sidelined
  • ‘Death by China’ author is enthusiastic backer of steel duties
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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro discusses Gary Cohn’s resignation.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump’s nationalist trade adviser Peter Navarro has staged a startling comeback.

Last year he nearly disappeared from view when his small operation was subsumed under the White House’s National Economic Council, which was headed by his rival, Gary Cohn, the free-trader who was president of Goldman Sachs. Now, Cohn’s on his way out while the steel and aluminum tariffs that Navarro advocates are on the verge of becoming national policy.