According to reports, the White House will be removing economic advisor Kenneth Juster and reassigning him.
Politico reported: The White House is expected to soon reassign a top official on the National Economic Council amid internal tension among President Donald Trump’s aides, two administration officials told POLITICO.
Kenneth Juster, the NEC’s deputy director and an adviser to Trump on international economic affairs, is expected to be removed from the council “imminently,” one administration official said, though it’s unclear where he will land.
“He is not long for the White House. I know he is going to be reassigned,” the administration official said. “He is not going to be here long. The question is where will he go. That’s the only reason he’s not gone already is they’re trying to find him an alternate position.”
Juster did not respond to a request for comment. The White House declined comment.
Two officials said Juster had been involved in disagreements within the administration between the so-called “globalists” and “nationalists” at the White House. That tension has prominently played out between NEC director Gary Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs executive and registered Democrat, and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who helped shape Trump's nationalistic rhetoric during the campaign.
The official who said Juster’s reassignment was imminent said Juster is under consideration for an ambassadorship, possibly the U.S. ambassador to India.
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