Two years ago, he supported Mr Trump's presidential campaign, in particular the pledges to renew American infrastructure and cut taxes, becoming an informal Trump adviser in the process. "I must say, as somebody who doesn't like tariffs, I think China has earned a tough response", he said, adding that he hoped a coalition of countries could act against China on trade.
"China has not played by the rules for a long time". That's the way I'd like to see.
President Donald Trump's newly appointed National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow was once hired by the Reagan administration for his low tax and balanced budget approach to governing. He was also one of the authors of an article that argued such tariffs were akin to sanctions on the U.S. itself. He said Mr Kudlow had "come around" to view tariffs as a useful tool for renegotiating trade deals.
Kudlow, was an economist at Bear Stearns after leaving the Reagan White House and then, until his appointment by Trump, a pundit on CNBC and in other media.
Writing in the Washington Post, Jared Bernstein, a former adviser to Barack Obama's vice president, Joe Biden, described Kudlow as "a die-hard, supply-side, trickle-down tax cutter" wedded to a strong dollar. He left that position in the early 1990s to treat an addiction to alcohol and drugs, after which Kudlow worked at Laffer's research and consulting firm. But Bernstein said Kudlow was flexible enough to listen to opposing views on issues such as employment.
In an interview with CNBC on Wednesday, Mr Kudlow said he was relieved that some countries would get exemptions from the tariffs, did not think they would hurt the broader United States economy, and believed China deserved to face tough action over trade. "But any such conversions are new for Kudlow", Bernstein wrote.
Rabobank analyst Bas van Geffen said it could have been worse.
Mr Kudlow, 70, told Reuters that Mr Trump offered him the job on Tuesday evening and he accepted.
Asked on Thursday about his tone during Commons exchanges, Mr Corbyn said he was "extremely definite" in his response to Mrs May. Mr Corbyn continued in similar vein, working the House, or rather working up the House, as it turned out.
Popovich would later say that he'd never encountered an injury like Leonard's during a career stretching back to the early 1970s. But, it can also be recalled that Popovich and Leonard seem to have different perspective when it comes to the latter's return.
The world's top-ranked woman outlasted Petra Martic of Croatia 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3 and improved to 18-1 in matches this year. He has remained unbeaten in 2018, clinching the trophies at the Australian Open and Rotterdam Open.
Bridgewater believes he is ready to be a starter, however, he has not seen any real game action since the 2015 season. A day before the official onset of free agency, the quarterbacks dominoes are falling into place.
In the first trial, prosecutors asked Judge Steven O'Neill to allow 13 additional accusers to testify, but he allowed just one. In a written ruling, the judge said prosecutors can select five witnesses from a group of eight.
Houston already made a splash by poaching Aaron Colvin from Jacksonville and can go for the jugular by reeling in Mathieu. Mathieu understood that, although late in the season he was confident his play was trending the right direction.
At the same time, net financing costs of €855-million pushed up operating losses to €378-million from €349-million. Based on private transactions, it is valued at roughly $19-billion, according to Reuters calculations.
One factor that may have pushed CFIUS to move quickly was a unusual maneuver by Broadcom to relocate to the United States. It would appear that Broadcom's ambitions of buying Qualcomm are well and truly dead.
Thailand's smiles have drooped slightly, according to the latest edition of a United Nations happiness index published Wednesday. As Dravland's day proved, with a little effort, we can each contribute to our world being a little brighter, a little happier.
According to ICC rules, it will now take one year for the withdrawal to take effect if the Philippines does not change its mind. Police claim they have killed around 4,000 drugs suspects, while rights groups suggest the figure could be far higher.
The next two seasons will feature Olivia Colman as the Queen as the show jumps from the 40s and 50s to the 60s and the 70s. BBC presenter Naga Munchetty tweeted her thoughts, writing 'Catching up with this.
Virginia Tech falls to Alabama in first round of NCAA Tournament
In a tight back and forth game, Alabama used a 7-0 run late in the 2nd half to take a 70-64 lead and held on late for the victory. But he has the talent to be a game-breaking presence against any team in the country, and the Wildcats are a significant test.
Raman Singh: Sukma attack undertaken in retaliation
The last rites would be performed with full state honours in his village on Wednesday, said family sources. The soldiers were killed after their armoured was blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Browns expected to sign Carlos Hyde
In his last season with the 49ers, Hyde started all 16 games, and he totaled 1,290 yards and 8 touchdowns on 299 touches. Hyde averaged at least 4 yards per carry in three of his four seasons and last season averaged 3.91.
Tillerson thanks govt. staff, U.S. public in speech
In recent months, Trump and Tillerson have had several public disagreements, specifically over how to deal with North Korea . Tillerson's sack came after a series of public rifts over issues, including North Korea and Russian Federation .
McLean sees slight drop in county health rankings
This year's new Rankings State Reports show meaningful gaps in health persist not only by place, but also by race and ethnicity. The top five counties for health factors are: Ozaukee (No. 1); Waukesha (No. 2); Dane (No. 3); Washington (No. 4); and St.