Larry Kudlow, a longtime CNBC analyst, was announced as the new economic advisor for the National Economic Council, replacing Gary Cohn.
Cohn resigned after the president’s tariffs announcement, which tariffs policy Cohn had been pushing back on for some time.
MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle mocked a comment about “God’s will” made by Kudlow on CNBC when he was announced as the new adviser. In breaking the news about his acceptance of the job offer at the Trump White House, Kudlow said the following:
“The last 25 years of my life has been tied up with CNBC, which changed my life, changed my profession, and it’s been a family to me, and, however this thing works out, it will be God’s will…If there’s an opportunity when my service is complete, I hope very much to come back and help CNBC. It is my family, and it has changed my life.”
Kudlow has not hidden his alcohol issues in his past, and on many occasions, has explained how his conversion to Roman Catholicism saved him from his struggles.
Ruhle said it sounded fatalist to her:
“If you noticed when Larry Kudlow spoke on CNBC yesterday, he ended by saying, ‘However things work out, it will be God’s will’…”
“That’s an interesting way to talk about being the national economic adviser to the president…God’s will?”