Monday on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley,” network host and contributor Jim Cramer said his former “Kudlow & Cramer” co-host and current CNBC colleague Larry Kudlow was the leading candidate to replace outgoing White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn.
“I have a pretty good — pretty good, Carl — that, Larry Kudlow is now the leading contender for the job to replace Gary Cohn, the leading contender. Now, Larry and I were partners for a very long time at CNBC for ‘Kudlow & Cramer.’ I think if he was offered it, he would take it. This is a very big deal. Obviously, nothing’s been decided. But he’s talking to the president and wants the job. A lot is because he softened the stance on China. You know he is against tariffs. I think the president believes that the market would really like this because it shows the flexibility that he’s looking for.”
Cramer went on clarify that Kudlow was not “a” leading contender, but “the” leading contender for the position.
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