Today President Trump selected Larry Kudlow to replace Gary Cohn as National Economic Council Director. The selection of this esteemed economist (and IWF friend and board member) is an excellent choice that will benefit the Trump Administration and the nation.

Kudlow served in various economic advisory roles in the Reagan Administration; before that he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. After the Reagan years he worked as chief economist for Bear Stearns, and most recently, Americans recognize him as a CNBC Senior Contributor and as former host of CNBC show The Kudlow Report. Over the years, various IWF spokeswomen have joined Kudlow on his airwaves to discuss economic and political issues.

IWF released a statement today, acknowledging Kudlow’s selection as NEC director, saying, “We expect that as National Economic Council director, Kudlow will build upon President Trump's success on tax reform and deregulation, encouraging the Administration to right-size the budget, reduce the debt, and roll back government's control on health care. We wish Larry Kudlow the very best and congratulate the Trump Administration on his selection."

Kudlow has the right approach to economic policy, sharing our view at IWF that free markets allow women, men, and families greater choice over their lives and ultimately, greater prosperity.