WASHINGTON — Top economic adviser Gary Cohn is leaving the White House after breaking with President Donald Trump on trade policy, the modern within a string of high-level departures on the West Wing.
Cohn, the director within the National Economic Council, may be the key internal opponent to Trump's planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, trying to orchestrate an eleventh-hour effort in recent days to acquire Trump to reverse course. But Trump resisted those efforts, and reiterated Tuesday he will be imposing tariffs from the coming days.
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