Gary Cohn, White House economic adviser, and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster brief reporters in January. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Updated 10:14 p.m. | The departure of Gary Cohn, Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, instantly creates another key West Wing vacancy and removes a widely respected figure from the president’s ever-changing orbit.
Cohn’s departure is merely the latest from the Trump administration and comes amid a disagreement over the president’s promised steel and aluminum tariffs, which Cohn opposes. The president made clear again on Tuesday he is moving forward over the objections of Cohn, Republican lawmakers, many economists and a list of national security experts.