Kevin Hassett, President Donald Trump’s chief economist, has managed the impossible — working for the President for two years without becoming a target of his ire.
Trump wished his adviser adieu in a glowing tweet from the UK on Sunday, calling Hassett a “true friend.”
Kevin Hassett, who has done such a great job for me and the Administration, will be leaving shortly. His very talented replacement will be named as soon as I get back to the U.S. I want to thank Kevin for all he has done – he is a true friend!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019
Per Politico, Hassett was confirmed in September of 2017 and has constantly heralded Trump’s policies.
Hassett had a moment in the headlines back during the government shutdown when he declared that furloughed government workers were actually “better off.”