A top economic advisor for President Trump has informed the administration that he’ll be stepping down in the next few weeks.
The Washington Examiner reports:
White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett will reportedly leave his post in the Trump administration in the weeks ahead.
Hassett, who previously spent time on the White House’s economic counsel and returned to the administration to help the White House’s coronavirus response, plans to depart in the summer, according to Axios. It is unclear when exactly Hassett will be leaving his position.
Another member of the National Economic Council, Andrew Olmem, a special assistant to the president for financial policy, left his position on Friday.
Of particular note are Hassett’s parting words.
“I think everyone should be worried about how this is going to turn out in the end, because it’s a shock unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” Hassett told The Washington Post on Monday.
Hassett’s departure won’t cripple the administration, but in an environment where Trump’s reelection will depend on his ability to revive a shell-shocked economy, we hope that those around the president ensure that his economic team is well-stocked with talent.